Why are so many selling their Epifani 3-10's?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jerry J, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    It sure seems like there are quite a few people selling their Epi 3-10 cabs. I thought that it sounds great. Anybody know what is going on?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hm, I didn't even know people were buying those. Just read about 3x10s for the first time.
    I guess less power and less SPL than 4x10s.
    What's supposed to be their advantage?
  3. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    As the advertisement says, "Portability of a 2x10, power of a 4x10".

    Personally, I'd just buy a 4x10. I bet they're more expensive then a lot of 4x10's too, just because they're new and all.
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Or because they're high quality and sound great!

    However, I too would simply buy the 4x10. No worries about stange ohmages, and it's always going to be big enough (at least, for what most Epifani stuff is meant to be used for). Of course, I'll never have the cash nor the need for an Epifani 4x10 (or any other Epifani stuff), so it's moot for me. :)
  5. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Just for the record, regarding the BERGANTINO cabinets...........
    1. The Bergantino 3x10 is rated at 600 watts RMS, this puts it in the power rating class with most 4x10's
    2. The Bergantino IS 4 ohms......It was designed that way! The speakers are custom made, unlike the OTHER guys who apparently don't care if your amp doesn't like 5.3 ohms!
    3. Three 10's sound better! Four 10's can sound cluttered.
    4. LISTEN!

  6. MikeyD


    Sep 9, 2000
    So this must mean an 8x10 sounds chaotic, and a whole stadium-sized PA with hundreds of drivers sounds like total cacophony.
    - Mike
  7. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    And I suppose 2X10's would sound better than a 3X10 and a 1X10 is to die for.
  8. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    If your amp can handle 4 ohms it can handle 5.3 ohms without a problem. Yeah you might say you get more power from the amp running 4 ohms instead of 5.3 but in reality the difference is not very significant.
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I've wondered about this myself. I've noticed several 310's in the local Reader in San Diego County the last few weeks. Never very cheap, of course. I think the latest was 6 something.

    Mr. Geek, your rationale is, uh, interesting to say the least!
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    As usual;)

    Cluttered? Okay. I'm also curious as to which amp, that works with 4 or 8 ohm loads, wouldn't like 5.3?

    My guess is that some who jumped on the "next best thing" heard about the "next next best thing" and decided to jump on that. It doesn't stop.

    I love bassplayers:D
  11. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    good guess!!

    Or they just switched over to BERGANTINO because those cabs are so much BETTER!!!
    And yes, 5.6 Ohms, that's a bad constructional defect - there's not one single amp who likes that. I don't get it that anybody bought those cabs at all... :D:D:D


    Oh and if a 410 sounds cluttered - what's the deal with 810's? Bazillions of SVT users on the wrong way for 3 decades?
  12. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    If 8x10's are supposed to sound so wrong, then I really don't want to be right!!!!!!

  13. BWB


    Aug 30, 2000
    Knoxville TN
    It was written:
    >Or they just switched over to BERGANTINO >because those cabs are so much BETTER!!!
    >And yes, 5.6 Ohms, that's a bad constructional >defect - there's not one single amp who likes >that. I don't get it that anybody bought those >cabs at all... :D:D:D


    Hello- can we please restrict discussions of
    electrical terms to those who know what they
    are talking about, please? 5.6 ohms is not a
    "bad constructional defect" - it's not 4 ohms,
    and it's not 8 ohms. If your amp likes 2, 4, or 8
    ohms, 5.6 is FINE. You'll get slightly less power
    output than a 4 ohms load, but not enough to
    make ANY difference. Sheesh.

  14. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    Those smiley faces at the end of Matthias's post meant he was being sarcastic. He wasn't serious.
  15. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    Whoa!! *Whack Whack* Down boy!!:D

    You see the :D:D:D at the end of his post? That many smilies usually indicates something significant, and in this case it's the use of sarcasm.

    Now....no feelings hurt, everybody is kosher. Thats one thing you gotta learn on the 'Net. Emotions and meanings are sometimes hard to interpret simply through words. Here on TB, we use smilies to try and convey our real meanings, but, as shown, it doesn't always work:p
  16. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    No offense, but evertime I read a post by Gibson Geek it is rather strange...3X10's sound better than 4X10's...don't get it...am I missing something?
  17. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    All I know is the Epifanis impress the dickens out of me, on paper. I have yet to take a test drive.

    I've been comparing cabs in order to find something I can use around the house for practice/fun that will take all my B string can give it.

    Only two of the five Bergantinos I compared to Epifani's 3x10 and 2x12 are spec'd at lower Hz's and that's only by two measly Hz's. I doubt I could discern the difference.

    The Epifanis can handle power the Bergs can only dream about. And their SPL spec's are generally, significantly better than the Bergs.

    But, as I said, that's only on paper. Cab design has a lot of influence on the tonal outcome.
  18. Nightbass


    May 1, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    And comparing them on paper is made even more difficult by the fact that not all mfrs are giving complete specs. Frequency response plus or minus how many dB's? Efficiency at what frequency? Without the rest of the information, the specs are MEANINGLESS.

    But since you are interested, the Bergantino specs are +/- 10 dB, and the Epifani specs are +/- 3 dB, which suggests that the Epifanis have better specs. On paper...

  19. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    that's the reason for my sarcastic reply :D (I usually don't do such things :rolleyes:, waste of time, but in this case I somehow just had to...)
    (and thanks to Phat Ham and Hunter for explaining to Scott)

    I don't think that YOU are missing something...

  20. MrGump


    Apr 20, 2000
    When Matthias says"construction defect"I think he means "design flaw"I agree with everyone else that the ohm difference is negligable,but give the guy a break.If you read his mini-profile hes from Austria,and probably speaks english as a second language.