What to pair up with an Epifani T-310?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassdr, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. I have an Epifani T-310 that I use for practice and home and when I gig. It weighs around 70 lbs. and I hate to cart it back and forth to church where i play weekly.

    I want to get a cabinet to leave there to use as a monitor and want to get something that will work well with my T-310.

    Any suggestions? I'm thinking of a 15, but new Epi 15's are $$$$
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    What amp are you using? You're biggest problem is that the 3x10 has a wierd nominal impedance. From memory it's about 5 ohms. Most amps will allow a minimum of 4 ohms. So to add a cab will almost certainly bring your impedance below 4 ohms.

    I've always wondered how Epifani users get around this. Use an amp that goes down to 2 ohms, or a power amp with 2 chanels I guess?

    Once you've sorted the impedance issuse - Avatar seem to make gret value for money cabs. Have a look at their 15's.
  3. Good point. The T-310 is rated at 5.6 ohms. Adding an eight ohm cabinet would take it a little below 4 ohms. I'm using a Mesa Walkabout which prefers 4 ohms but can go down to 2, but it tends to overheat when pushed.

    I've been looking at the Avatars, also used Bag End 15's. I hear good things about both.
  4. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    If it says it can go down to 2 ohms than it probably can. Don't worry about heat unless it's really really hot. Amps will always get hot. But if you're worried, put a small fan on it. The one I use is 12V, 8cm by 8cm (ie tiny. Same height as a 2 ru amp) and does a tremendous job of keeping things cool.
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i always treat 3 driver cabs as if they're 4 ohms, dont get to hung up on impedance it is nominal

    overall, if your amp is rated for 2 oms and is mono, i would get another 4 ohm cab, using a 4 and an 8 on the same load really doesnt do well, as the 8 wont get pushed enought to get heard
    if youre using a stereo amp then you can use whatever you want on the other side

    for 8 ohm cabs the epi 112 is definitely worth a listen, and i would strongly reccomend a bagend 15 with or without the coaxial tweeter, they are incredible

    for my $. i would probably use a stereo amp and get an epii 212 for the other side