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Is the GK 410 NEO worth the extra weight

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 2012 AMJAZZ, Jul 25, 2012.


  1. 2012 AMJAZZ

    2012 AMJAZZ

    Jul 21, 2012
    (64 lbs.) over the GK 410 MBE II (47 lbs.) I don't have a roadie.

    While we're at it, how about one of those cabs and a MB 500 head vs. MB410 combo (51 lbs.) The combo has a 500 watt head, but it is NOT an MB 500. It has less controls. I confirmed this with GK.
     
  2. 2012 AMJAZZ

    2012 AMJAZZ

    Jul 21, 2012
    BTW, the 410 MBE bottom and MB410 combo also have neo's. I assume they are the same speakers.
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    The Neo410 has an attenuator, and the MBE have and on/off switch.
    I don't think they're the same drivers, I could be wrong.

    I've not owned the combo, but I can say an MB500+410Neo is one heckuva rig, and more than I need for almost anything.
    I personally prefer the MBFusion, ymmv
     
  4. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've actually found my GK NEO 410s to be surprisingly portable, they strike a nice balance between quality and weight--totally worth it IMO. Sure, 64lbs isn't exactly lightweight, but they actually seem to be lighter than they look everytime I move them (to me, at least), the handles are well-places and feel solid, etc. And a big +1 to the MB Fusion ;)

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  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If "more portable" is important to you, you might think about the GK Neo212-II.
    It's not as deep, and, lighter and easier to move.

    Slide in casters in either helps with that.
    I find the 410 a bit much to want to pickup and carry; the 212 is more manageable.
    I keep a collapsible hand truck in my car, and I have casters, so I don't really mind either
     
  6. boristhespider9

    boristhespider9

    Sep 9, 2008
    I have both the GK 4x10 NEO and the 1x15 NEO. The 4x10 has casters included, the 1x15 does not. I play a Markbass Little Mark III through them.

    The 1x15 is extremely light, compact, and portable. I often take ONLY the 1x15 to gigs, even at larger venues. Very easy load-in. The 4x10 is somewhat heavy for a Neo cabinet, but the wheels do help.

    When stacked together, it looks killer. For transport, you can stack the 1x15 on top of the 4x10 since the latter has wheels. Then put the 1x15 on the bottom of the stack.

    Again, I wouldn't mind having only the 1x15 NEO. It thumps.
     
  7. 2012 AMJAZZ

    2012 AMJAZZ

    Jul 21, 2012
    thanks guys
     
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    The Neo also has the Bi-Amp feature.
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    yes, it does
     
  10. 2012 AMJAZZ

    2012 AMJAZZ

    Jul 21, 2012
    does that mean you have to bi-amp it to use the tweeter?
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    nope
    just select "full range" instead of "bi-amp" on the back of the cab, and then set the attenuator where you like it.
     
  12. 2012 AMJAZZ

    2012 AMJAZZ

    Jul 21, 2012
    thanks again
     

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