Which 15" cab MarkBass or Eden?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by netsmith2001, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. netsmith2001


    Sep 3, 2007
    Novato, CA
    I'm replacing my stack with a lighter weight setup.
    So far for the cabs I've settled on a MarkBass Traveller 102p (2x10). 28 lbs.
    I'll try to go with just this for practice.
    But for club gigs I'll want to add a 15" cab.
    Staying with the lightweight theme I've been planning to go with the MarkBass Traveller 115p (compact size, 35 lbs). I can find these for $599.

    I'm pretty confident that will give me the sound I need.
    But I recently discovered the Eden EX115. (41 lbs - compactg in size, manageable)
    Checking reviews here it sounds pretty positive.
    And, the big news for me, is that it is $200 less. I can find them for $399.
    That would be a nice savings for me.

    By the way I'm going with a TCElectronics RH450 amp for this new setup. It's about 5 lbs or so.

    So... I'd appreciate some thoughts on the 15" cab decision.
  2. SkinCoffin


    Aug 18, 2015
    Markbass, sound great and are incredibly light weight! I actually have the RH450, and while it wasn't a 2x10 it was a 4x10 my TC amp sounded awesome through a markbass cab :) worth it IMO.
  3. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I'll take the bait.

    Why add a 15" cab?
  4. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    If you dig the sound of the 210, then add a 2nd identical 210 stacked vertically = smaller footprint, better dispersion and closer to your ears for the win :)
  5. One of my rigs is a Markbass SD800 head with 410 and 115 cab. I like the 410, but I'm not so crazy about the 115. I have tried the 115 by itself and sounds very dull even when EQ is adjusted. At one point I was thinking of having (2) 115 cabs, If I do this I will try another brand.
  6. Dp1363


    Jan 8, 2011
    South Jersey US
    Do the 102P stack. Sounds great.
  7. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    If you need something cheap get the Eden. If you want something that sounds good get the MarkBass. I've owned both.
    Also, why the RH450? it's only about 160 watts!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015
  8. Bassmann1968


    Feb 17, 2009
    And the Eden sounds good as well ;)
  9. CosmicRay

    CosmicRay Supporting Member

    Well, first I would not mix speaker sizes. Maybe if you bi-amp the system.
    Go with 2x210 or 2x115
    Possibly consider one 212 cab
  10. SkinCoffin


    Aug 18, 2015
    It's "actual" wattage may be low but it certainly does not sound weak... don't knock it til you try it. They're a deceptively competent little amp.
  11. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    The reason I knock is because I have tried it...in fact I owned it!! sounds like 160 watts to me.
  12. SkinCoffin


    Aug 18, 2015
    Fair enough. Mine was a B-stock refurbished by TC, maybe the "problem" was it was louder than normal somehow, but it's certainly not noisy/hissy and has had no issues, so who knows.. I've never had to max it and I still manage to be loud enough to be audible through 3 walls of soundproofing (oops, lol) playing in a full band with a hard hitting drummer and guitarists with cranked tube amp stacks. Just surprised you thought yours sounded true to its wattage because mine doesn't at all. Maybe its a settings/bass related thing too. Who knows :p
  13. Are you able to listen to each one together with your MarkBass 210 to hear how they sound together?
    They are both good cabs, yet different, get what you like the sound of best.
    I like getting another MarkBass Traveler 102p, the sound will be the same, just more, the weight is less than the other cabs, and the box is the same size and shape. Then stack them vertically like this,
    This gets the sound closer to your ears and not your knees, and just sounds great.
    Read this Thread about it. I am a 210 vertical stack believer!!
    cfsporn likes this.
  14. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    IMO, I can take or leave the vertical stacking thing, but the Markbass Standard 102HF cab sounds much better than their 115.
  15. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    The Markbass traveler is a good sounding bass cab.
    I prefer the tone of the Markbass New York 151 which is better tuned to my ears. This cab also has a better form factor and an amazing transportability.
    I own one by the way.
  16. netsmith2001


    Sep 3, 2007
    Novato, CA
    Wow ... I go away for Thanksgiving and look what I return to!
    Thanks for so much food for thought.
    Great lead to the thread on two twin 10's stacked vertically. Huge amount of discussion there. Almost all positive.

    To answer the question about why a 15 instead of another 2x10, it's because my old weighty rig that I'm replacing and that serviced me well for 10 years in a rock club band was 2 tens for punch and one 15 for moving the big air. I don't know where I got the idea back then but I loved it.
    So as I'm moving to light-weight I just intuitively decide to repeat that.

    But with all the positive posts on vertically stacking the tens, and the benefits of sticking with matching manufacturer I think I will go with it.

    I do recall TC Electronics raving about how they've designed their tens for vertical stacking and how excited they are with the results.
    Here's a link to the specs for the RH450 - 450 Watts.
    My old rig was driven by an SWR 350 (red-head). And it was as loud as I ever needed, and that was a lot at times.
  17. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    I suggest you do a search about the RH450 on this site. It is not 450 watts!! It's more like 160 watts.
  18. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    I've ordered four or five used (Markbass) cabs. from GC online- all have been great (in fact- waiting atm: Waiting for UPS man... (Markbass content)

    Heres a Traveler 151P... they charge $40.00 shipping + tax... so you'll save a few $$... just a thought ;)

    Markbass Traveler TRV151P 400W 1X15 Bass Cabinet

    I just picked up 2- 151HR cabs... as I prefer a bit more depth & low end - afforded by the larger, ported cab. I might try a 102HF... the closed 10" cab is (was) a bit to 'shrill' for me... I have a coupla 12's... that works as well!

    I am not familiar with Eden cabs... but I did stay at a Holiday Inn- last month :woot: so they're probably pretty good!!
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
  19. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Dang... why am I always the thread killer? :banghead: :dead: :sour:

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