today i had a chance to check out peavey's new pro 410. from what i understand, its a 410 version of the 210 cabinet that is part of teh BAM combo. just for reference it was being powered by my carvin R600 series 2 head. 600 watts 4 ohms bridged. the cab is rated at 700 watts RMS, 1400 watts program, and i think 2800 watts peak. not that i know what all these numbers mean (aside form RMS) first thing i noticed, it looks a LOT like a D-410XLT. slot ports on both top and bottom, the size is about the same, black carpet, etc. aside from the looks, the sound was entirely different. it could have just been that i had changed teh settings on my amp a bit. (ive also tested a D410 XLT with this head) but this cab doesnt have the low mid "hump" as most people refer to it of the eden. I liked the sound better. it was much more of a hifi quality. when i scooped the mids, and boosted only the lowest freqency on teh parametric eq (60 Hz i believe) along with the highs, i got an incredible jazz tone. very modern and smooth. i really liked this sound. the cab also functioned well with a midrange-boosted funk/rock setting. it handled slapping very well, right down to the low B string. the high end coming out of the horn wasnt too painful either, it was very tasteful. Another similarity i noticed to the D410XLT was the sensitivity. with the volume on my bass wide open (active), gain on the preamp at noon, and the master volume on the head at 3/12, this thing ROARED! if i seriously had the balls to turn it up to 6 in the store my ears would have bled. a VERY loud cabinet. now i didnt crank my head past 3, so i cant tell you how the cab would handle my masochistic "smilie" eq settings, but at the volume i played it at, the thing didnt complain a bit. I found it much better suited to the hi-fi jazzy tone than the mids-boosted funk-rock tone. now for the price. it was marked as being $1k list. the guy in the store at the time offered one still in the box to me for $800 without me even asking. so i am thinking these could be had for $700 bucks new. is peavey now trying to compete with eden, aguilar and the likes in the high sensitivity 410 catagory? it kind of looks like it to me. although the sound is not the typical rock tone (at least not what i got out of it) at this price, they may be serious competition to deal with. anyways, i know this was kind of an unsolicited review, but i would be interested in hearing all of your opinions on this thing as well, and how you think it compares to the eden/ag/etc. cabinets. im not looking to buy, i'm just a guy with an engineers mind whos a little bored .