Question about the Epifani UL-610

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by niro, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. niro

    niro Guest

    Dec 1, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Currently my rig is a Ampeg SVT-4 into a Peavey 810TX. I want to upgrade my cabinet and the logical choice for me is the Ampeg SVT 810. After reading about the Epifani UL-610, I was intrigued that it actually handles more load yet only weighs half as much and sounds better. I realize it costs about $500 more, but I am willing to pay that for easier mobility as long as it sounds good and can handle my amp.

    So my question, is the Epifani too good to be true?

    btw, I play in a hard/metal/blues/modern rock band.
     
  2. I love the Epi UL's, but I'm a 'clean tone funk/pop' player. You just can't look at the spec's. The Epi 410/610UL's are ported cabs with tweeters... beautiful sounding, but wide and modern. They have NOTHING to do with a sealed SVT810.

    If you want to keep that vibe, go a little more 'hi quality and pure' sounding, and reduce the size and weight, the Bergantino NV610 seems to be a popular option.

    If your really want to reduce the weight and keep that 'vintage' sealed multi-10 thing, the Markbass CL cabs (410, 610, 810) are getting some very good reviews.... very lightweight... tweeters that can be turned off if you choose, and vintage/sealed design and voicing.

    IMO!
     
  3. niro

    niro Guest

    Dec 1, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    The Markbass CL cabs are interesting. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. I use an Epi UL-610-S2 almost every weekend for a cover band that performs, classic, southern and modern rock and could not be happier. It is the only cabinet I use regardless of the venue size, in fact it is the only cabinet I own right now.

    The ~82 pound cab is very easy to move around, has a nice tight slamming low end and IMO, sounds a bit more even and less boomy than the UL-410 I was using, it's also much higher off the ground making it easier to hear. (I'm 6'3")

    It is a bit more hi-fi sounding than the ampeg but still nails a warm sound, it just depends on how you eq your amps. (I use an Eden WT-800C bridged mono set around 11 o'clock across the eq)

    I've yet to really need FOH support for my gigs and have never run out of volume.

    There is a killer deal on this site for a like new used one. (no it is not mine, not selling it)
     
  5. One of the things that had me pushing the OP away from the Epi was that I misread the amp he is using. I read it as a V4-B all tube head (saw the '4' and made a wrong assumption)... not the SVT-4, which I believe is a hybrid like the WT800. Given that, +1.. the Epi610 would also be a good alternative to a fridge, as long as you didn't want the full, sealed 10 grind.
     
  6. niro

    niro Guest

    Dec 1, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks for the input guys. I have seen that deal you speak of pbass78 and I may just jump on it. :hyper: