Orange SP210

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by heath_r_91, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. heath_r_91


    Jun 3, 2006
    Topeka Area, Kansas
    I've been looking for a small cab to practice with at home and easily go jam with friends, while still being able to keep good tone.

    Naturally, since I'm an endorser of Orange, they are on the short list.

    I haven't found very many opinions on the SP210. My touring rig is my AD200 with an Ampeg SVT-610HLF cab. Would the Orange SP210 cab be able to give me similar tones in a smaller package?

  2. Its an isobaric cab so it will have the same volume output of a 110 cab. I have never played through one so I cant compare it to the ampeg tonally. You might want to check out the 210 hlf, if you like the ampeg tone.
  3. The SP212 is plenty loud, and puts out plenty of sound. I know many people say it's the same as a 112 cab 'cause it's isobaric, but it's way louder than my GK212 ever was. No expertise in my opinion, just actual use at gigs.
  4. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Same max volume, but requires twice the power to get there, due to only one speaker moving air, but two using power. For bedroom purposes, ideal if you have a gig power sort of amp. You don't have the height of the 6x10, so putting it somewhere higher might be a beneficial plan.
  5. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    The SP-series from Orange definitely involve their own sets of trade-offs involving the isobaric design, but they do represent a fairly unique option that may appeal to some, but not others. We reviewed the SP210, SP212 and Terror Bass 500 in BGM issue #6.
  6. heath_r_91


    Jun 3, 2006
    Topeka Area, Kansas
    I just talked to Alex, my rep at Orange, and got some interesting news for you all!

    Apparently they essentially discontinued to SP series, and are now only producing the SP212.

    On top of that, they are changing the speakers in the SP212 so they will no longer be using NEO magnets, due to their current pricing.

    Just thought I'd give you all that bit of FYI. :bassist:
  7. So it will be a cab that only has the total volume output of a 112, but will weigh even more because it has two ceramic drivers in it? :scowl::rollno::eyebrow::bawl:
  8. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Yeah, but it`ll be smaller and people who don`t know better will think it`s a new innovation. Marketing, not just for breakfast anymore, LOL.
  9. I could almost concede on the idea of a isobaric cab having low end response and tonal benefits, but only with neo drivers to keep the weight down. With two ceramic drivers, forget about it.
  10. I agree, the neo drivers were a big factor when I bought my SP212. Sounds like a step backwards for Orange.
  11. Right now with the Neos, the SP212 is 44lbs!