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What is the best 4x10?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lo-end, Sep 9, 2001.


  1. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Hey Im looking for a good 4x10 cab to add to my rig. So far, Ive only got a chance to try out the Ampeg 410HE. What do you guys recommend? I dont want to spend over $1200, I think. But Im not sure.
     
  2. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    For punk music, you can't go wrong with an Ampeg 410hlf (classic). This is like the he but has ports for more low end and is in a bigger box. Good luck.
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    hmm... well... I thought about the 410HLF but I think I want something with an impedance of 8 ohms so I could make upgrade to a bigger stack later and still use the same head, instead of being stuck with one 4 ohm cab. Thanks for the advice though!
     
  4. masaru

    masaru

    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    For an 8 ohm 4x10, get a Hartke 410BXL or the 4.5XL if you want a little more high end bite.
     
  5. Why hasnt it been said yet?



    EDEN... D-4x10xlt, you can make the choice of 8 ohms or 4ohms, very efficent, great lows, $850 new from bass nw.
     
  6. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I second the EDEN!
     
  7. I would definately say go with the Mesa 4x10. Either in a PowerHouse casing or the Road Ready casing. Always under $1200 and man is it kickin.
     
  8. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    I third the Eden D410XLT. Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, still my favorite 410--it has it all, great top-end with a horn, ported cab for extended lows and punchy as hell. A little on the heavy side, however.
     
  9. I actuly think its quite light for what it's got. The Mesa/Boogie cabs are around 150lbs, the Ampeg 4x10hlf is 110, and the eden is only 98.

    If infact you're looking for the least weight, look into BagEnd, they've got some REALLY light cab's.
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The Eden D-410XLT is the best 410 built.
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Another vote for the D-410XLT.

    Has anyone had the chance to play the S-410XLT?
     
  12. There's the Ampeg PR-410HLF. 4 10's and ported. This cab is huge, and sounds incredible. You won't need to upgrade. It has better bass response than their SVT 810. It's expensive, and big and heavy. But it's VERY GOOD :)
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    "Very good" and "best" are two different things.
     
  14. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    Get a couple peavey 410's and save money!
     
  15. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    I vote for the Eden 4x10XST :)

    Failing that, the XLT will do fine.
     
  16. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I second the vote for Peavey...
    I perfer to the sound of a Peavey 4x10 to any other 4x10 I've played...

    And I've played quite a few Ampeg 4x10's.

    Peavey's have a soft low end, that's very expressive. :)
     
  17. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i'm always gonna say SWR Goliath in every question like this...


    so i shouldn't even bother anymore. :D




    jason
     
  18. i'm playing an ampeg b-2r thru a hartke 4.5xl
    sounds great!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Here's another option: A Sonic B410XT. 8 ohms, 55 lbs., 30" x 24" x 18". 400 watt RMS comes standard, with an upgrade to 700 watts (I believe). Includes a compression tweeter with crossover control. :cool:

    They also make a 6x10, which I have. I like it, but it's as heavy as a Buick. :eek:

    www.sonicspeaker.com

    EDIT: 400 watts RMS, 800 watts peak with standard 10" speakers. Optional SCF 10" speakers increase power handling to 800 watts RMS, 1600 watts peak (insert Tim Allen man-grunt here). :D
     
  20. SWR Goliath III