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Is it just me or ...? Neo content

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by audiorep2, May 15, 2018.


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  1. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Love my Subways, I’ll never go back to heavy cabs...
     
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  2. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    I'm interested in those cabs too. I play festivals, are those cabs able to cut through on big stages?
     
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  3. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    The "best" materials are going to have the longest factory warranty. From manufacturers who actually have good warranty service centers. They probably won't have off the shelf drivers you can buy yourself so they need to have good warranty service. Speakers are just kind of out there, the user can plug in whatever amp they want, so a real warranty has actual testing to back it up.
     
  4. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Yes but gigs like that usually have FOH sound..
     
  5. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    I discovered that in most cases a respectful conversation and they will get you sounding like you. Give them a noisefree strong proper voltage signal with your tone and they love it. This is why some people carry Reddis Moniques etc even if they have or don’t have a rig. Give them a sterile DI out that doesn’t sound like what you hear from your cab and then expect them to craft it when they’ve never heard you before and have limited time, is asking a lot. Many engineers mic cabs too so do you like what you sound like? Do you know best mic placement for your cab? Many engineers want to do what you want because it means less guess work for them.
     
  6. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    I love the sound I get from my NEO cabs and that’s important for me as far as stage volume is concerned, but I also trust every engineer we work with. The tone I like may not work for the room, so all I can do is run a line from my pre and trust that the sound man will do his job. And I’m okay with this.
     
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  7. Get back to us in another 20 or 30 years when your body has had enough of you being "good to it" and starts to fall apart and tell us whether you still think the same.
    Good for you, we don't all get the choice to go ampless.
     
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  8. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Qp21VKy.

    (I appreciate your fighting all sides at once :laugh:)
     
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  9. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    Yes they do, but I always rely on my rig. So it has to push enough so that I can hear and feel my soud.
    Do you think the subways might be able to do that?
     
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  10. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Depends on how loud and how low you need to go to achieve your own needs, I don't know what you consider loud or low.

    We have some guys touring with 4 x 115's, and Les Claypool toured with 2 x 115's and 2 x 112's driven by 2 Subway D-80's using the effects send and return link method (described in the manual) and he was playing some pretty big stages in front of pretty big audiences.
     
  11. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    I'm pretty barbarian about that. I cranck massive low to feel it, and usually play loud. I play bass because I crave the deep sound this instrument produces. SO I have a "need" to hear and feel it.

    One master amp and the second is slave?
     
  12. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Yes, if you need loud this is what I would recommend. No alternative to "enough rig for the gig"
     
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  13. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    I could do this with both of my Titans ;)

    About the subway cabs, do you think it could fit my needs?
     
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  14. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Yes they are nice and punchy and crystal clear..
     
  15. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    With 4, I think so.
     
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  16. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1 Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Richmond , Va
    Thanks much for the prompt response. I was doing a comparison to my Eden cabs, and was surprised the weight of Mesa and my Eden cabs were pretty similar. No need to pursue further. Thanks again.
     
  17. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    The Subways use Neo drivers and are much lighter.
     
  18. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1 Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Richmond , Va
    Thanks again for the info. Did you happen to get the efficiency rating for those?
     
  19. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
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  20. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1 Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Richmond , Va
    Thanks for the link, but it does not state the efficiency, or the frequency range for that matter. Actually, I’ve been to the site before and could not find this information, which is why I’d though I’d give you a try. Listen, I’ve taken enough of your time. Thanks much.