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The Ibanez Promethean Series Club: Little Low End Beasts!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Salamenster, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. I wish they didn’t discontinue the 5210 I love that amp and if it dies i will be very sad
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  2. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    I stupidly sold my 5210. Big mistake. It"s a great amp.
  3. downunder


    Aug 25, 2005
    Wouldn’t that be pre-eq?
  4. fermata


    Nov 10, 2015
    Thanks for catching that: yes, pre-EQ. (Apparently, I posted that on Opposite Day.)
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  5. Lanier_LS


    Feb 10, 2018
    Hi there! I’m new here fellow ‘theans, got my P5110 new but old stock about a year ago. I’m very happy to have it and no regrets about the price. Definitely worth it. I’m planning to add an extension cab, looking for advice and recommendations which one extension cab I have to get. Sorry guys I haven’t back read all the post, I feel like, I need the answers personally and making sure that I don’t make a mistake in buying and hooking up the ext. cab to my precious 5110 ☺️. Well, I already have been in searching in the market and I see this Harley Benton 2x10 8 ohms with 200 watts. Is the impedance enough? I’m thinking about the output of two 10” is gonna be 4 ohms? The manual says it must be 8 ohms right? What about the watts? Should I go for it? If I get the 1x10 or the 1x15 with 8 ohms 250 watts are these gonna be better? I wanted to add an ext cab so that I would not have to push the 5110’s volume/gain. Thanks in advance! Have a great day!
    *Correction to the watts of Harley benton it should be 250w not 200w ☺️
    Sorry my bad
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  6. fermata


    Nov 10, 2015
    It's too bad Ibanez stopped making the matching 110 cab, but if you're interested in a compact 210 setup, the Eden EX110 seems like a good choice. Ibanez does make a matching 210 cab. I've used my P3110 with a different 210, and it's a very good sound, full and punchy. I recently tried a 112 with my P3110, but I wasn't sold on that particular cab with my combo. I ended up getting a 115, which negates the portability factor but sounds terrific. Ibanez also makes a 115 cab in the Promethean line. Here's what customer service told me about pairing either their 210 or 115 with my P3110:
    In short: getting one of Ibanez's extension cabs is a sure thing; other cabs are a try-before-you-buy scenario, but it won't be too hard to find something that sounds good. (If you have to buy blind, a 110 or 210 will be your best bet for pairing well with the combo.) Whatever you get, it should be 8 Ohm and ideally have a power handling capability of at least 250 watts (since your your amp can put up to 250 watts into each cab).

    As for the Harley Benton cab you're considering, a 200 W extension cab could work, as long as you don't push it to much (listen for signs of stress, then back off). And the cab's impedance rating already accounts for however many speakers are in it--so if it's an 8 Ohm 210, it's an 8 Ohm 210; you don't have to do any extra math.
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  7. Lanier_LS


    Feb 10, 2018
    Yeah, I’m disappointed too, don’t know why they discontinued it. I choose the Harley benton cab, because someone says it is the same company that use to make the promethean model. I read it over here. So does the eden 1x10 have a good feedback as well. I’m considering the promethean cab, but it seems that it will gonna cost and hard to find.
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  8. Lanier_LS


    Feb 10, 2018
    Hi there! How’s everyone? I’ve decided not to buy an extension cab for my P5110, so instead I’m going to get the 2x12 cab and hook on the P500H head. Guys, please need your advice and recommendations. Which ohms to look for? Is any drivers are compatible with the head? Or should I get the ceramic drivers also? Power ratings must be 500 watts right? Lower or higher than 500w is there any difference or not advisable? Which cab would you like to get as of this time now?, the classic cabs or the modern cabs to hook on the P500h? Thanks in advance you all!
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  9. fermata


    Nov 10, 2015
    Assuming a 4 Ohm cab, if it's rated lower than 500 Watts, you could stress the speaker if you turn the amp up too far. 500 or more would be best. (Magnet type doesn't matter.) The combo uses an 8 Ohm cab; when you add an 8 Ohm extension speaker, you drop the load to 4 Ohm, and increase the amp's power output. Using the head separately gives you the choice of using a 4 or 8 Ohm cabinet. With 4 Ohms, you'll get the full 500 Watts; with 8 Ohm, you'll get around 250 Watts, so you don't need a 500+ Watt cab if it's rated at 8 Ohms.
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  10. Lanier_LS


    Feb 10, 2018
    Wow, big help for me fermata! Thank you very much! Really appreciated it!
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  11. the 5210 was one of the best 2-10 combos in my opinion, i wish they would bring it back i have thought about putting Neos in mine
  12. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    +1 I am still impressed whenever I play mine. :thumbsup:

    UNCLE SUSAN Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2017

    Just ordered the 3110 yesterday with the intent of using it for at home noodling/recording and small gigs (record store gigs, nothing like stadium, just large-ish rooms) with the noise trio I'm a part of. No crazy effects, maybe a Tech21 bass D.I. chorus, delay, and a blues driver for a little gritty-grit.

    How has the 3110 held up for yall?
  14. I put together the original Promethean P500H user manual with the specs for for both combos hope people can use it

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