What is your favorite cab configuration?

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

  1. 4x10

    4 vote(s)
  2. 4x10, ported

    16 vote(s)
  3. 1x15

    4 vote(s)
  4. 2x10

    11 vote(s)
  5. 6x10, ported

    10 vote(s)
  6. 1x18

    1 vote(s)
  7. 8x10, no tweeters

    2 vote(s)
  8. 8x10 with tweeters

    6 vote(s)
  9. 2x15

    5 vote(s)
  10. 4x12

    3 vote(s)
  11. 8x8

    3 vote(s)
  12. other (like 4x10 plus 15 or other stuff; please specify)

    21 vote(s)
  1. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    What is your favorite configuration for a speaker cabinet? For example, do you like 1x15s? 4x10s?

    Here are the rules:
    1. You have to consider weight also. You cant pick 8x10 just because you like the sound, you have to like to carry it around also.
    2. If you use more than one type of cab, pick the one that you wouldnt live without. The cab that you would use solo because you had one cab to choose from.
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I like a dual ported 4x10 w/ tweeter, and multiples therein.

    AKA Eden 410XLTs, and as many as i can get a hold of...
  3. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    8x8. sounds awesome, loud, ridiculous low end, yet small enough that i can throw it in the back of my VW.

  4. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    my 1x15, its small, its ported, has crazy lows and mids, and its relatively light, i love it.
  5. Gotta love two 2x10 cabinets. Basically a 210 or a 410 whenever you want, plus you don't have to tote around a big ol' 410.
  6. RicMeister

    RicMeister Guest

    Nov 25, 2001
    Until moving on to more laid-back types of music, I had to have a 2x10 and a 1x15 to get the tone I was after. Now I use just a 2x10 (Euphonic Audio VL-210) and it gives me everything I need.
  7. 4x10 + 1x15 , both ported.
  8. I use 2 2x10s. Gotta love the portability!

  9. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    2x10, with 1x15....ultimate compromise between good sound, loudness, and portability...
  10. I like 2x12 w/ horn cabs for the guitar like mids and great bassy lows, pair that with a 2x10 w/ horn and you have a pretty sweet setup...

    I also like:
  11. allan grossman

    allan grossman Guest

    Sep 8, 2001
    surreal city, usa
    Intrepid said...

    2x10, with 1x15....ultimate compromise between good sound, loudness, and portability...

    Like he said.

    Now all I have to do is free up some credit card and I can pull it off ;)

  12. blamkin


    Nov 28, 2001
    Broomfield, Co
    I think the 2x12 is my favorite, to my ear, for the gigs I've been doing. Seems like my ear always likes the 12s for some reason.

    I just got a big 'ole 4x10 and two 1x15s, and can't wait to hear it on stage. And can't wait to haul it all from the house to the station wagon to the stage and back. :D

  13. Grahams Groove

    Grahams Groove Never succinct... Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    I had a break-through this weekend. My band played its first "gig" or show if you will. We played a party, and I had a head that was mediocre sounding(not really my thing, but ill explain later), and my mesa/boogie diesel 4x10.(dual front ports...one heavy SOB too!)

    One guitarist was using a marshall 2x12 combo with 250 watts or somehting in that area. The other was using a 60 watt peavey 1x12 and going through the PA, plus we have a loud drummer.

    Here's the breakthrough. I used to use the 4x10 underneath a 2x10 combo, and it was decent volume, but not quite what i would like. But i ended up playing this show with just my 4x10, and i was LOUD!!! Great punchy, yet still rumbling lows, tight mids, and nice crisp highs. It was twice as loud as my old 6x10 stack was, and it sounded alot better IMO. So what im saying is, this front ported 4x10 does it all. I was considering buying a mesa diesel 1x15 to go underneath it, but i am just gonna put that money towards a nicer amp. I think im gonna go with a Carvin R1000 on this one. 700 watts at 8 ohms bridged should do the trick!

    All i have to say is:
    4x10, Niceeeeeeee
  14. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i love a 4x12 on top of a 2x15.
    i home built a 4x12 and in the next future ill build a 2x15. no tweeter in the 4x12. don't know about the 2x15...
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    my rig is (4x12" + 1x18") x2, and i like it pretty much (usually only use one 4x12" + 1x18")
  16. I'm like Allo, like my full stacks.

    It'd be a front ported 4x10 atop a front-ported 1x15 for loud gigs.

    What I will have soon is a 2x10 w/ tweeter combo atop a 1x15, 300W.

    Good versatility.
  17. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    I agree with the two 210 setup.They are easier to move around for one person and a pair will put out the same volume as a 410.
  18. rcrimm

    rcrimm Commercial User

    Jun 20, 2000
    Meridian, MS USA
    Customer Service, Peavey Electronics
    Oh, *I* have to carry it? In that case I'm bringing my head and playing through the PA system.:)

    Actually, for me a ported 410 is hard to beat, all around.
  19. Nothing like an 8x10 or 2. 4x10 with a 15 works if you like a lot of bottom end, which I do on certain occasions. But for that wall of punch, get multiple 8x10s...run by big tube heads.
  20. geoffzilla


    Oct 30, 2001
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fender
    I started using a pair of quality 210s over the summer, and haven't looked back since. At first, I did it as a compromise between performance and size. Now, I really don't think I would get anything else, even if someone else was carrying it. Plus, as has already been mentioned, you can easily get away with using only one of them in a lot of scenarios.