Upgrading a Carvin BR210

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lowendblues, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I have a Carvin BR210 with the stock speakers. I power it with a GK MB200 head which I like, but the cab (sealed) farts out pretty bad. Im thinking of dropping in a pair of 10" Eminence Deltalite II 2510 Neo's.

    Do you think this would help, or should I just save my cash and go cab shopping?
  2. Save your cash and go cab shopping.
  3. MyMusic


    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    Save for a new cab!!!!
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +3, or just get a 2nd identical 210. You may be asking for too much with only one.
  5. MontanaBassDude


    Sep 20, 2011
    You don't want to polish a turd. Use that cash to move up.
  6. AGH


    Jun 18, 2013
    Long Island NY
    All of the stuff I got for free wore out!
    Something isn't right here. Your Carvin BR210 is rated for 400 watts, and your GK MB200 is rated for 200 watts. I submit that perhaps your head is "farting out".
  7. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    No, the cab is farting out. Too much bass. This is extremely typical of Carvin drivers.

    My advice, unless you're going to do it right with the WindVX or whatever it's called to make sure you get the right speakers ( and that seems unwise since the cab is, well, a Carvin) I would just sell the cab you have and save for a good one.
  8. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Its the cab. I've used Carvin gear for years, and have always touted Carvin as being tops at putting out "middle of the road equipment for the musician on a budget", but this BR210 is really disappointing. It is a sealed cab, and really sounds thin, and the horn buzzes. I suppose I am pushing a little to hard with it, but It really doesn't handle an E very well let alone a low B. :mad:

    I'm going to try and move it locally and pick up a couple of GK 112 NEO's.
  9. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    No, he's just pumping too much lows for the cab. I had tried out a Bag End 15 with a 100 watt Walter Woods and I could make that cab fart.
  10. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    That cab cant handle 400 watts. It doesn't sound any better with my 700RB.
  11. I had one for less than a week. After two rehearsals I took it back and found a BRX210 on Craigs List - the BRX models are a much better option, imho
  12. The BRX are the only Carvin bass cabs worth owning. Save your money and upgrade...
  13. Joerupert


    Jul 14, 2013
    what about a Gk800rb and the BRX 210??
    looking at one on CL
  14. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    True. The BR Series is FAIL.
  15. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    I have a BRX210 that I gig with on a regular basis. It handles my BX500 head just fine. I started with a BR210 and like most other posters I was disappointed. The BRX210 delivers the goods.