8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

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8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby beagle » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:52 am

What would an 8x10" give you that two 4x10" doesn't? Surely two 4x10's would be more versatile and portable?
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Re: What's your rig?

Postby timi » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:56 pm

I take it you have never owned an 8x10 8)

Theres just something very cool about having one massive cab, but eventually you buy a small cab for smaller shows.

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Re: What's your rig?

Postby beagle » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:08 pm

You're right... I haven't. But I can appreciate the proportions! 8)
Does it actually sound any different?
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Re: What's your rig?

Postby timi » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:25 pm

I have heard theories that because all eight speakers are mounted to one box you get more volume than you would with two 4x10s, but even if this is try I doubt you would notice. Some 8x10s have all eight speakers in one chamber and this must somehow effect the soound, but nearly all of them have four chambers with 2x10s in each.

In my opinion, I would much rather haul around an 8x10 than two 4x10s, as long as someone could help me on stairs.

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Re: What's your rig?

Postby beagle » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:57 pm

Those new neodymium magnet speakers would make a good difference to the weight of a box that huh.
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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby timi » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:01 pm

I'm sure they would, and I assume its what Markbass use in their 40kg-ish 8x10 (most are 60-70kg).

A popular alternative on the Talkbass forums is a cab called the NV610 by Bergantino. Its a 6x10 with as much balls as an 8x10 with the weight of a 4x10. It has more of a "vintage voice", similar to Ampeg cabs but meant to be a little bit clearer but by no means hifi.

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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby beagle » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:06 pm

Wow... 40kg is an amazing weight for that. My 4x10 probibly weighs that.
A lot of speaker cab brands are offering neo options now huh.
re: NV610... So does that mean the Neo's have more power potential as well?
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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby timi » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:28 pm

I don't think the NV610 has neos.

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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby beagle » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:44 pm

hmm ... will have to check it out
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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby Tim1 » Wed May 14, 2008 4:29 pm

I have just imported a Bergantino NV610. Having owned many top class speaker cabinets over the past thirty years I can state categorically that the Bergantino just blows all others away. This includes my Ampeg 810 and Mesa Boogie 215. The Bergantino has the added advantage that it is very easy to transport (yet does not have neo speakers, Timi) and it sits so sweet in the mix. Just loves my Mesa Boogie 400+ tube amp, goes so loud but still sounds sweet at low volumes, absolutely amazing. I can recommend George at Bass gear Direct in Australia if you are considering importing one - once you have experienced one you will never go back.

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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby nzsimon » Thu May 15, 2008 1:37 pm

come in with your bass and try the markbass 8x10 and 2 x 4x 10 side by side then you will know the differance

we also have 3 types of 4 x 10 in the markbass alone front ported rear ported and no ports in the new classic series all are lightweight
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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby ryla » Sun May 18, 2008 1:56 pm

Rips my knickers hearing about all this neo-dymium light weight business, my goliath 3 weighs a ton - great sound, real great -but if i had the neo-dymium option back when i bought it i would have probably gone for that lightweight stuff instead, no problem.

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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby Dan » Sun May 18, 2008 9:25 pm

Oooh big call, it would take alot to tear me away from my SWR's! Perhaps a Markbass endorsement *cough tv exposure amongst other stuff cough*

Heh :P

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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby beagle » Mon May 19, 2008 3:17 pm

:lol: The yellow & black speaker cab's would be colour coded with the honey bee dancing girls too!
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Re: 8x10" cabinet vrs 4x10"

Postby Dan » Mon May 19, 2008 3:34 pm

Haha indeed! I don't know if anyone noticed, perhaps subconsciously, that my SWR rig got about as much airtime as anyone on the show! One of the main camera angles always had it nicely visible there in the background :D


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