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What's your favorite speaker configuration?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BEKyle, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. BEKyle


    Dec 22, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Sales/Marketing/Winner, Bass Emporium
    With price and everything else aside what would be your dream speaker configuration? ex: 4x10", 1x12" 6x15" etc... To start, I'm a big fan of 2x12"s these days. Have at it!
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    A good 1x15 is hard to beat.
  3. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA
  4. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010


    2x10 + 2x10


    2x10 + 2x10 + 2x10 + 2x10
  5. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    2x 212s, a 412, or a 610 for me.
  6. 2x15

    still dont have one though
  7. Vertical 2x15. Then I also Run another 15. Next to it.


    Aug 24, 2007
    4x10, or 2x10 w/ a 1x15. classic
  9. jackcheez


    Sep 13, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    I've been digging 2 X 12's too. :)
  10. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    I like my 15 with midrange - I ususally turn the tweeters off.

    Dan K.
  11. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    2x 210's stacked vertically. Best by far IMHO.

    If I'd need more I'd go 2x 410's.
  12. 70sJazz

    70sJazz Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Washington, DC
    4x6 or 1X12

    I find every 2X12 I've tried too boomy in general, within the same brand the 1X12 always seems to have a more focused sound with better pitch definition than the 2X12. Due to the different internal volume, the tuning is different & they sound much different to me than if you would stack two 1X12's. I'd take a 1X12 stack over the 2X12 any day. Not for it being more modular, I'd find the tone to be more my preference.

    My 4x6 seems to have the most balanced & most hi-fi, yet deepest sound I've found to date. It has kind of an oxymoronic thing going on where it sounds both quick & deep at the same time. But there's something about the focused sound of a single speaker that I miss at times. Virtually no phase cancellation with a single driver & they seem to "launch" those pillowy, burpy low mids out into the room real nicely. Also, 1X12's seem to really punch through the mix a little better than my 4X6, they don't sound as good by themselves as they do in a band though.

    Most 1X10's don't have enough oompfh to use as a single cab, and most 1X15 sound too flabby too me, Markbass 1X15's sound a little better than some other brands I've tried but still flabby & not quick enough attack for my playing style.

    So that's why I think 1X12 is kind of the sweet spot for a single cab. They have the most focused sound while still retaining enough bottom end to use standalone.

    4X10's aren't an option for me, they're overkill for the venues I play, too big to fit in my car & I find the tone a little scooped nowadays. I'd rather scoop the tone with my EQ when desired than have the cab that way by default. I consider 4X10's to be a more of the "house rig", something loaned from the venue or previous band, stays put at the joint and you just plug into when you get there rather than to bother with shlepping/owning one.

    Two NY604 stacked is about ideal for me and even that's the largest rig I've ever had, I can't imagine a situation that would ever need any more than that. If that's not enough too keep up, it means the rest of the band is too loud.
  13. crustychef


    Apr 4, 2009
    Seattle WA
    Love the vertical 212 x 210. Never a problem being heard.
  14. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    12/6 for small to medium, 15/6 for large.
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    A B-15 mic'ed into a line array PA.
  16. Vertical 2X12 Genz Cab = Awesome!
  17. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I use a 12/6 for 95% of my gigs and a 12/6-12/sub for the other 5%. Although in the past I have used 1X15, 2X15,
    4X10, 8X10 & a 2X18/2X10 and have always gotten good sounds out of each. Each can sound great and each can sound like cr#p. Depends on how and what is pushing them. My current set-up is based largely on getting older, (maybe wiser) and lazy. If I had roadies and a huge budget I could see using any of the above with the exception of the 18's.

    Now after the ramble I like the fEarfuls or the fridge.
  18. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
  19. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
    How about 8x15"? :D
  20. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member


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