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The best 2x10' ??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Kelu, Feb 9, 2004.


Best 2x10 cab is ... ????????

Poll closed Mar 10, 2004.
  1. David eden

    17 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. SWR

    7 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. Glokengang

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Ashdown

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. Hartke

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. Ampeg

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. Mesa Boogie

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. other ?

    35 vote(s)
    46.7%
  1. Kelu

    Kelu

    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    I need a good one !
     
  2. There is a amp forum right below this one ^^.

    If you want you can edit your post to delete this thread and re-post it in Amps.
     
  3. When you recreate this in Amps (or it is moved by a moderator) you may want to add choices for Acme, Aguilar, Bergantino and Epifani. You'll find that there are quite a few fans of these missing choices.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  5. Of the ones you listed, I had to vote for Eden. Has anyone tried one of those Accugroove 2x10 cabs? The specs read like an Acme but with 103db sensitivity. But, we all know that there is more to selecting a cab than reading the specs.
     
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Repeat after me: "there is no best". :)

    My favorite is Bergantino. Your favorite will be the one that you like best.
     
  7. kmacleish

    kmacleish

    Nov 19, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    Amen, brother.

    Is it only me, or is there an increasing number of essentially pointless "poll" threads popping up here on TB?
     
  8. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    It all depends on your need's. For me it was weight and portability cause it does not take much to throw my Back out.
    So I went with the Hartke Transporter. When I was shopping for a 2X10, I tried out the cabinets listed below.

    Peavey, good tight tone, but very heavy.
    SWR Workingmans, pretty good tone, kinda pricey.
    Hartke 2.5 ported, sounded great, very expensive, too heavy.
    Ampeg Porta Bass, good tone, way to expensive, very light.
    There is another Hartke 2X10 inbetween the Transporter line
    and the 2.5, but nobody had one in stock to try out.
    I wound up paying $225.00 from Sam Ash for the Transporter
    cab, they were on sale. So I comprimised and went with it.
    Regular price was $249.00. I am very happy with it,I use it with a SWR Workingmans 15 and a Ampeg PB250 head.
     
  9. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
  10. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    yup,

    also, what are you gonna use this for? are you gonna just use the 2x10 by itself?

    if so, take a look at Acme's B2, or Eden's 210XST. hits those awesome 31Hz lows.
     
  11. Kelu

    Kelu

    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    I already got a 1x15' Mesa
     
  12. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Agreeing with much of what was said above, I would say that a list of the "best" 2x10's would have to include the following:

    EA VL-210
    EA NL-210
    Accugroove Tri 210L
    Epifani T-210UL
    ACME Low B2
    Bergantino HT210
    Eden T-210XST
    Of course, they are all very different beasts, and will have varying strengths and weaknesses.
     
  13. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    I voted 'other ?', meaning 'Bergantino'.
     
  14. David_Karns

    David_Karns

    Feb 1, 2004
    I've had good luck with my ampeg porta 210.

    sounds great and very portable.

    I just bought a few phil jones bass cabinets and I'm replacing my 210 with 9 5's.

    I'm selling the Ampeg for $400 if you're interested.

    davekarns@aol.com
     
  15. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    great, now, what kind of sound are you after? what kind of music are you playing.

    sheesh, like pullin' teeth! :(
     
  16. Easy

    EBS 2x10 or
    Eden 2x10


    tho ebs all the way... :)

    :hyper:
     
  17. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I'd recommend an EBS or an Epiphani UltraLite (or regular if you aren't going to use it outside)
     
  18. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    I would love to hear
    Accugroove Tri 210
    Bergantino HT210
    Glock (whatever)
    EA NL210
    Epifani T210
    Acme B2

    Bag End D10BX-D sound nice.
    Aguilar GS210 sound decent.
     
  19. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    So... Why buy the ultralite 2x10 for outside and not the
    regular. Other than weight, whats the difference???
    The 210ul looks like a smokin cab. Light, powerful. Whats the
    sensitivity on the 210ul anyway?
     
  20. Audiosolace

    Audiosolace Guest

    Oct 8, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm partial to the glassy tone that comes from the SWR 2x10 (Goliath Jr?). Great tone for a decent price. And paired with a Son of Bertha (1x15), you can't miss!