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Featured Trickfish Amplification Debuts the New TF408 Bass Speaker

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Apr 9, 2018.


  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Trickfish Amplification unveils the all-new TF408 bass cabinet, which previewed at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. The design is centered on the new 8” custom Eminence ferrite bass drivers, designed in conjunction with Trickfish’s System Designer Anthony Fregoso and the team at Eminence.

    “This cabinet is one of the last projects we were able to work on with Trickfish founder Richard Ruse. He no doubt wanted to capture the focus and speed of the 8” drivers but also wanted to harness that power into the right enclosure to make a 4x8 that would stand up to the highest demands. Richard's first response upon hearing the first prototype was 'Concentrated Evil!'....he knew he got it right!” - Ryan Owens, Trickfish VP

    The TF408 features impressive specifications making it a great stand-alone cabinet and an absolute game changer as a two-cabinet stack. Weight-saving measures were taken into account while not losing the main objective of a killer compact cabinet that would be at home on stages of all sizes.

    SM408 Specifications:

    • Custom Eminence 4x8” ferrite speakers
    • HF compression driver on 80-degree conical horn
    • 1200 watts peak /600 watts RMS handling
    • Custom crossover with peak protection and HF attenuation
    • 2 x NL2 Combo connectors, 2 x 1/4 phone jacks
    • Baltic Burch
    • Dado and Rabbet joint construction
    • 8 ohms.
    • Freq. Resp. 40Hz - 16kHz
    • Metal handles, metal corners, rubber feet
    • 16 gauge custom stamped powder coated steel grill
    • 22 oz. sharkskin vinyl
    • H 22.0 x W 19.0 x D 15.0 inches
    • Weight: Net 56 Lbs
    • Made in the USA
    • Street $949


    Trickfish TF408 Expected Ship Date is April 16, 2018. Please visit www.trickfishamps.com for more info and to order direct.

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  2. The want is strong with this one.
     
  3. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I heard these at NAMM 2018. Ordered two of them :)
     
  4. Bass Designer

    Bass Designer

    Apr 10, 2018
    They look well built. I'm curious to know the small perimeters, Xmax and Sound Pressure Level.
     
  5. MordBass

    MordBass

    Nov 1, 2017
    Midwest
    Im picturing four of these instead of my pair of SWR 8x8s..... hmmmmmmm
     
  6. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    What's the main advantage of 8" against 10 or even 12"?
     
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  7. Sparkdog

    Sparkdog Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Burbank, CA
    I gotta think it's going to be weight, since an 8" driver can do basically what a 10" can but will be lighter in weight. Bergantino has a new 410 cab that's about this same weight however, with neo drivers, and much more expensive. MOST 410's are far heavier though.
     
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  8. Maynjo

    Maynjo Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Jacksonville, NC
    OHhhhhh... this is intriguing. I bought the orange combo amp with an 8 inch speaker in it thinking it wouldn't sound great but it would work for practice, but I actually love the way it sounds. I'll have to look out for demos of this.
     
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  9. cheechi

    cheechi

    Mar 10, 2015
    I wonder what the weight would be with neo drivers.
     
  10. tubedude

    tubedude

    Jan 19, 2015
    Ga
    For a small cab, and 8" speakers, the weight is kinda high.
     
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  11. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    That's due to quality construction and bracing. Baltic Birch instead of lightweight poplar or plywood. I'd rather have solid anyday. But yup I'm biased and the weight of a cab never stopped me. The size and dimensions of a cab are more important to me. For example instead of getting their 4x10 I opted for two SM210V's. The 210's weigh like 56lbs but are easier to move than the 410. But that's just me, to each his own is what I say.
     
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  12. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Some would argue but IMO and I've played through these cabs, response is quicker, punchier, and more articulate.
     
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  13. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    Possible as I've noticed the bigger the speaker is the less punchy and dynamic it gets.
     
  14. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I'm no scientist and my ears could be lying to me but I love the way they lie. Ahahahahah!!!
     
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  15. baxter_x

    baxter_x

    Nov 27, 2013
    EU
    I only trust my ears to, despite the numbers ;)
     
  16. Bass Designer

    Bass Designer

    Apr 10, 2018
    All depends on the sound we wish to achieve and distance of projection.
    Small drivers produce quick and higher frequency response, Xmax and Sound Pressure Level determine
    how far sound will travel, moving air. Unfortunately, I did not locate the small perimeters on these speaker cabinets,
    but I'll try and call to the company.
     
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  17. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Delivery very soon. Just in time for my next Gig!!!
     
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  18. edencab

    edencab

    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    Birch
     
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  19. sonicyogi

    sonicyogi Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2005
    NYC
    Tracking mine right now!