OK then!, D-410XLT v. D-215XLT

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ROCKBOBMEL_old, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. I recently sold my D-215XLT and got the 410XLT. This cab is much smoother on all notes down to the B than the 215, which was more bottom heavy, but too woofy, and not as punchy.

    Furthermore, when I put the D-210XLT on top,Presto, a 6-10.
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Good call, man. I like the sound of 15's with 10's on top, but not 15's by themselves. I do the 410XLT + 210XLT thing too, and it's a monster sound.
  4. Oh boy! I think I'm gonna do it ... now....I am gonna do it... I am....

    That's what I want... a 2 x 10 and a 1 x 15.

    I'm planning on getting the D 210XLT now - they can get it to me in 2 days..... and the D115XL when some more hit our shores in a couple of weeks time. Trouble is I haven't heard them. I'm being swayed by what I've read and what seems to be the opinions on this forum, and what the guys in the shops say... am I mad??

    There don't seem to be many manufacturers that offer the 2x10 and 1x15 combination with the right impedances for me.
  5. I used to put the D210xlt on top the D215xlt. Big sound, but too bottom mushy.
    I'll bet my shoes that the 115xl or xlt is a lot tighter.
    The D215xlt has 200watt vintage type 15s in it. They are NOT the XL drivers.I don't think they cop the vintage vibe well either. Maybe with an all tube amp. I didn't try that.
    MickyD loves his.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Bassbarbie, I think that you will love the sound of the Edens. I know it's tough buying speakers without hearing them first, but to my ears they are the best sounding affordable cabinets on the market.
  7. In comparison to all the Mesa gear I owned and the Eden gear I now own I'd have to say that the Edens sound a little "floppy." Loads of bottom with all sorts of resonant peaks, albeit pleasant ones. My Mesa's were too heavey but had a tighter sound. I do love my 212XLT's. Two of them together sounds nicer than one +my Mesa RR15". Tighter and more focussed.
  8. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    My Eden 410XLT is about equal with my previous Mesa with PAS drivers in it as far as sluggishness (or lack of it!) goes. I have the 118XL as well and it's a bit slow, but pretty fast overall for an 18" speaker. Those Mesa cabs are just insanely heavy! I like that the Edens weigh less, sound better (to me) and don't cost much more than those Mesa cabs did. Plus they get way better lows and crisper highs. I am totally satisfied with my speaker setup. It pounds!
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I think that amp/cab synergy is real and makes a big difference as to what sound you get. For instance, the Eden D215XLT sounds awesome with the Eden WT400 but just doesn't work well with my Mesa Boogie 400+. On the other hand, the 400+ sounds fantastic with the Eden D41XLT but really is at its best with the Boogie 410 Road Ready. I've also had great results with the D115XL & D210XLT with both amps! Go figure.
  10. What you described was the opposite of what I thought would be. I had the D215xlt with 1/2 of the Eden WP100/WT1000 and the D210xlt with the other. That should be equivelant to your config. I thought the 2-15 was slow and boomy. Thats why I thought it would go well with the tube stuff, (400+ example), cause of the vintage thing.
    It appears that the 115XL is faster, as is the 210xlt.
    (You mean great results together, right?)
  11. I do, I do, I do!!!!! :D

    I've posted this on the other thread too so I'll keep it brief, but I've got the D210XLT and the D118XL on approval for a week. (no 1x15's are available for several weeks). The sound is completely awesome.

    I haven't had the pleasure of comparing the 1 x 18 with a 1 x 15 and I can send it back if I'm not happy, but it sounds great to me. It can also handle 500W as opposed to the 400w of the 1 x15. I think I'll stick with it.

    It's been invaluable reading everyones opinions here.

    Interestingly I don't get nearly such a distorted sound, when I want it, although I quite like what I get - I must have been absolutely flogging my poor old Hartkes! I also think I may have given myself a hearing problem today! I shook the neighbourhood! :D
  12. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Yeah, I know. I thought the 400+ would be perfect with the D215XLT. Sure didn't prove to be for me. But boy did that WT400 make the thing sound good! Obviously, not tight and punchy like 10's but very tonally balanced and "right." The 400+ is my favorite amp, by the way. Maybe it's just so fat that it sounds better with 10's, dunno. Go tell that to Macca, huh? He uses two Mesa 2x15's with his!!!
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool. I thought that you would like them. Most people do.