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Who's making the favored 2x10 these days?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Low84, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Years ago, I owned a pre-Fender SWR Goliath Jr. II 2x10 cabinet. It sounded killer (had that tight 80s/90s L.A. bass tone), was built like a tank (beefy plywood, stout metal grill) and was easy to move around. The attenuator for the horn was sweet and now seems to be standard on bass cabs with horns or tweeters.

    I sold the Goliath Jr. a few years back with some other gear and am now looking for a similar cab.

    Anyone have any ideas as to who's making the favored 2x10 these days?

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  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Mesa Subway
    Genzler Array
  3. Dale Griffith

    Dale Griffith Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2016
    Depends on who you ask. IMO you can't beat the Fender Rumble 2x10: loud, lightweight and inexpensive.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Barefaced Two10 would be my choice
  5. Bergantino Reference 210. Probably the best and made in the USA.
    MrLenny1, tree_trunker, petch and 7 others like this.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Unless you're old. Then it's the HDN210.
  7. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Not sure of your budget. But the Revsound 210 is a very sweet cab.
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  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  9. Robroy


    Jun 21, 2006
    Central Kentucky
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  10. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    DNA's DNS210 would be my first choice. I personally have the DNS410. Another good choice for about the same amount of money would be the Eden D210XST. Really great low-end (tight and focused even with a low B) on both of these and still have great transient response, sensitivity, and high power-handling (high power handling and great sensitivity don't often go together).

    Both were designed by David Nordschow, the XST before he sold Eden and the DNS210 when he started DNA (David Nordschow Amplification) after he left Eden. The DNS210 is the better of the two, but if you can find a good price on the Eden D210XST (as opposed to the D210XLT), I'd grab it.
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  11. SJan3


    Dec 8, 2010
    I vote Aguilar DB210
  12. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    You are asking at the right time, as TB is presently filled with threads on the topic, for the reason that lightweight class D amps matched with a small cabs are becoming the rage at TB. My first thought was that it was simply another fad, but now I'm thinking it is indicative of bassists all gradually copping that stages and audiences are diminishing, but more to the point, will not be coming back.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
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  13. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

  14. kartiste


    May 5, 2008
    So true. If anyone needs to get rid of a Mesa Boogie Diesel 2x15 or (2)1x15's they will never ever use again, I will charitably accept it or them. If you have already sold the drivers for scrap, I will still accept the empty box or boxes. [humorous gif here]
  15. Plake

    Plake Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Avatar 2x10's are a great deal and he had purchased a bunch of speakers from SWR if i'm not mistaken.
  16. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    If you like the SWR Goliath jr buy one used.
  17. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I still love Led Sleds, so I have been
    drooling at all the cheap, still-minty last-year's-models that have been filling my local Craigslist.
    Caca de Kick and kartiste like this.
  18. Depressing ... but maybe true. :(
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  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Bada-bing! IMO, Berg is at the top of the heap! :thumbsup:
    tree_trunker likes this.
  20. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland, Hardwire
    I’m playing an Eden XST210 that crushes! I also have an Ashdown NEO 210 UK that crushes. I’ve tried a TON and the Eden was by far the best for my taste.

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