Author Topic: Considering adding a 115 to my cab collection, Pros/ Cons?  (Read 2232 times)

Offline Drewonedge

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Hey all,

 I am currently running a WT 550 into a single 210xlt at home and for small gigs. When I play out with my full band I run the WT 550 into a 210xst and 212xlt.
 In this bass world of achieving the ultimate in sound and tone, I can't help but wonder what a 15" cab would do for me, alone or paired up with what I already have. Trying one out is not an option, so any thoughts would be appreciated.


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Offline Paulinderwick

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Re: Considering adding a 115 to my cab collection, Pros/ Cons?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 12:47:27 PM »
Not a lot would be my feeling - I used to prefer a 15" to a 210 but it is not as responsive which is why I am now a fan of the 12".  You should already be getting more lows out of the 210XST.  Which cab would you pair it with?  The 210 and 115 is a classic pairing but you already move more air with the 212 and 210.  In surface area terms a 210 gives you 182sqin (according to an online calculator assuming a cone depth of 3"), whereas a single 15" would shift 190sqin - not a lot different, but the 212 would shift 252sqin.  Hope this helps.
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Offline TobiasMan

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Re: Considering adding a 115 to my cab collection, Pros/ Cons?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 05:35:40 PM »
The 210XST will have better lows than a 115, and as Paul says, you'll move more air with a 212 than a 115.

Don't think you'd gain much by swapping out your 212 for a 115.

A 210XST and a 212XLT are a great pairing!  Enjoy!!!
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Offline Rip Van Dan

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Re: Considering adding a 115 to my cab collection, Pros/ Cons?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 01:28:30 PM »
The 115 will give you a bit more of a pillowy, old-school sound but there will be less volume than you'd get with the 210XST + 212 set up.  If you used it instead of the 210XST, you'd sacrifice a LOT of the bottom end.  The 210XST has a buch tighter and better defined low end than the 115.

If you haven't tried it before, try using both your D210XLT and D210XST together.  It's a pretty sweet combination!  I won't move quite as much are as the D210XST + D212XLT, but won't be a big difference.  We used to call that D210XST with the D212XLT the "Vinny Rig" because Vinny would go on and on and on about the great sound from that combination. 
But you already know how that sounds, so perhaps it's time to mix it up!

Of course, if you want a 210 + 115 in one cabinet you could get the new Eden P1510X.

Or get the 215 cab the P1515X:

I toured with a great Standel 215 cab for three years back in the early 70's and that's real old school sound.

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Re: Considering adding a 115 to my cab collection, Pros/ Cons?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 04:08:28 PM »
+1 on the 210xlt + 210xst!! A couple of things I like about it other than the sound. The first is it's modular. Easier on the back. Second, it doesn't take up as much room on stage, and how you transport it. As for the sound,  it sounds great of course, mainly because it doesn't create a lot of unsuable frequencies, which means you can really hear yourself at a much lower volume. Finally, the efficiency of the cabs  also means you don't need as much wattage to be heard.

Keep in mind, this is not the rig for swamp bottom low end for ambient performances without  FOH PA. support. That aside, it's is a formidable rig that can cover a lot of differnt musical applications.
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