Ashdown 4*10 cab

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RockerRocker Frets: 2614
edited June 2017 in Bass
There has been a lack of love for Ashdown expressed on this forum lately.  I came across this 4*10 cab and wondered it it would sound similar to the speakers in my Minimark 802.  I don't want a 'different' sound than that from the Minimark, I just need a louder sound!

http://www.adverts.ie/speakers/ashdown-engineering-bass-speaker-450-watt/7724697

So has anyone here any experience of this cab and will it give me what I am looking for?  Thanks.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 31142
    As long as you don't put anything like 450W into it, it should be fine. (And if you think about it, how can a cab with four speakers rated for any sensible round number of watts be a 450W cab? ;) ) My guess is that they're more like a 300W cab in reality - if your amp is 250W it will be OK.

    It also seems a bit overpriced, but I don't know what prices or secondhand availability are like where you are.

    It will most likely be noticeably louder than the Minimark though - in very rough terms, all else being equal (although that is a big assumption), four tens should be about 6dB louder than two 8s, ie equivalent to using four times as much amp power.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 9143
    It weighs 61 lb

    that might be all you need to know.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13586
    It weighs 61 lb

    that might be all you need to know.
    My back just whimpered at that thought.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 9143
    It's still nothing compared to the Marshall VBC412 (pair) I used to run at 110 lb each.

    But at least they came with wheels!
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2614
    It weighs 61 lb

    that might be all you need to know.
    Crikey! My Minimark weighs little more than my bass.  @ICBM suggested that the price is too high or at least at the upper end of the price these speakers sell for.  If the seller reduces his selling price, I would take my Minimark to his place and try it out for myself. I like the Minimark tone, I would not be interested in speakers that are voiced differently.  Perhaps only a trial will determine that.

    Wheels might solve the moving of the speaker issue if the sound is what I want.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13586
    Rocker said:
    It weighs 61 lb

    that might be all you need to know.
    Crikey! My Minimark weighs little more than my bass.  @ICBM suggested that the price is too high or at least at the upper end of the price these speakers sell for.  If the seller reduces his selling price, I would take my Minimark to his place and try it out for myself. I like the Minimark tone, I would not be interested in speakers that are voiced differently.  Perhaps only a trial will determine that.

    Wheels might solve the moving of the speaker issue if the sound is what I want.
    Wheels don't help getting it in and out of the car or up the stairs tho!!
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 9143
    You can get an Ampeg pr810h for peanuts these days if you want big.

    Mainly because it weighs 215 lb!!!
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2954
    The MiniMark 802 can drive an external loudspeaker in parallel* with the onboard 2x8". The obvious choice would be an extension cab from the MarkBass range, 8 Ohms, rated to handle 250-300w. 1x12 or 1x15 should fill things out for both low end and overall volume. 


    * The signal path diagram in the owner's manual suggests that it is not possible to run an extension cab instead of the internal eights. It is compulsory to have both.


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