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NV215

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jacove, Nov 10, 2005.


  1. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Well, I have just placed an order for a Bergantino NV215! Having the NV610 right now and LOVE IT, I think I'll have some tonal flexibility with both these cabs.....and together!...phew, I just get dizzy thinking about it... :hyper: .... Bassically I just want a cab with some more booty and capility to fill the room, that's why I ordered. What amps do you guys use with the NV215, I plan to use the Aggie DB750. Do you use Auralex gramma pads or anything similar to get those BIG 15" off the floor, or isn't that a problem due to the sealed design?...
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Nice! Really, a great cab. My personal faves as far as amps go are either the Sadowsky SA200 or Trace Elliot V8. It rocks with pretty much any all-tube head, though. And of course, it will sound great with SS amps, too. I've powered it with a Walter Woods and a CA9 with several preamps, all to great effect.

    This is a relatively undiscovered gem, IMHO.

    Tom.
     
  3. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    thanks Tom! I have appreciated the reviews you have made, it helped a lot when I should choose between the nv215 and nv425...I spoke to Jim also, he also recommended the 215 when I told him that I have the 610 allready
     
  4. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    I thought you had a 680/728 amp. What about using that to power both cabs? Now that would be impressive! :bassist:
     
  5. When I had a NV610 it was the only cab I owned that did not benefit from the Gramma Pad, at least on the bottom for decoupling. It didn't set well either because of the wheels. I really don't think NV cabs need a decoupling devices, because of the sealed design. It always sounded the best just settin' on it's own. However I did use the Gramma atop the NV and it was fine and useful in that spot.
     
  6. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    No, I don't have the DB680/DB728 any longer, unfortunalety, it was a damn nice amp!...The problem was I couldn't move it around by myself anylonger, it was just too heavy!....I miss it alot, but the DB750 is a really nice amp, that has 75% of the flavour, but half the weight....I'm very interested in the new sadowsky all tube, though!
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    +1 on all counts.
     
  8. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I normally use the gramma's with the 610, I agree that the cab sounds a little more bassy when it is on the floor, but I still think that I can get a more defined low end by using the grammas and adding some low end from the amp...but I have only tested on a few venues, maybe I should do the test again. I agree that gramma do a more noticable job on different kind of cabs...I used it with the HT322, and it was a stunning difference....though, I could imagine that they would benefit more with the nv215 than the nv610 due to the more low end responce...have tried it, Tom?
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    To be honest, I have not tried the Gramma under the 215. I guess with the wheels on the bottom, I never really thought about it. But I will say that it does not get muddy/boomy at all when right on the floor, and to be honest, the lows are as tight as anything I have played. Of course, a Gramma on top is a must if you play a tube head/amp, IMHO.

    Tom.
     
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    Congratulations!

    Looking forward to your description of using the two cabs together.

    They should slam like a head-on collision of two freight trains driven by the DB750.
     
  11. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    Excellent choice! I've never heard of one complaint yet. The 215 is one of THE best out there for S/S & tube heads that covers all the highs to lows, not to mention Jim B's killer customer service, "IMO". Tom B summed it up the best & it's a win/win situation with almost any style of music...

    ~S~