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New Peavey 1516

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tgriley62, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    Just got the new Sweetwater catalog & on page 142
    1516 cab $399.99
    miniMEGA $499.99
    miniMAX $299.99
    miniMAX 1x12 cab $149.99
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Not online, printing error?
  3. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    Yeah, the 1516 isn't on Peavey's website either. Pretty sure it doesn't exist yet.
  4. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    I had one 20 years ago
    Not the greatest
  5. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Why they chose to name it the same as one of their not-so-great cabs of the 80's is anyone's guess, but it really doesn't matter as the new Peavey line is like a stable of unicorn anyway.
  6. FWIW in conversation with @BbbyBld, he told me the woofer that is to be used in these cabs has some serious capability. I hope to see them hit the market and do well with the MiniMega.
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  7. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    "Peavey line is like a stable of unicorn anyway"

    What on earth does that mean?
    Oh.....a fantasy?
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  8. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Not impressed at all with the new mini heads.
    They are just the same head used in the Max 115-II combos and well those were not anything to write home about.
  9. You have played the new amps?
  10. mbelue

    mbelue Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Most often in budget combos I'd blame the speaker and box size for poor sound.
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  11. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    I have the minimax 112 combo and yes the speaker is limited. But, a 500W head version of this would be great
  12. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    No. But they are the same in the combo and ive wrote enough to get my fill on the disgust of them.
  13. You have confirmed it is exactly the same?

    There is also this to take in to account. I suspect you have no idea how the amp sounds with a separate cab.
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  14. mbelue

    mbelue Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2010
  15. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    I absolutely agree with you.
  16. braud357


    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    I got that catalog today - 1516 cabinet - 2-8" + 1-15" just like the original !
  17. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I had a 1516 new back in the day.
    the worst sounding cab I have ever owned.
    anything offered today will sound better.
    lesliegl and murphy like this.
  18. BassShark


    Feb 16, 2007
    Metuchen, NJ
    I agree. I bought a pair of them brand new 25 years ago along with a Peavey Mark VIII head. Both extremely meh. The 1516 seems like it should be great but in practice it wasn't. The big brother (1820) sounds great but who wants to move that behemoth? For a while they made a smaller version of the 1820 called the 1810.
  19. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
  20. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    The original 1516 was one of the best selling Peavey bass cabs ever, and they still have a huge cult following today. When used like a regular cab, they are very...different sounding. However, the key to making them sound good is to bi-amp. It was really meant to be matched up with the Megabass head, which had a stereo power section and electronic crossover.

    The new 1516 is a completely different design. The only thing in common with the original is the fact that it has a 15 and two 8's. There is no biamp option on the new version--the speaker selection and crossover design eliminates the need, however, there is a switch to adjust the phasing of the 8's with respect to the 15, which changes the EQ curve of the cab.
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