Need a replacement Bass speaker. Options?

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by V-Type, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. V-Type

    V-Type Member

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    Well I got a great deal on a Hartke 2x10 and 1x15 however I hear the 15 developing and progressing after 4 or so loud practices a speaker flub or rattle.
    Seem's Hartke doesnt sell Speakers alone as well as Im not entitled too Warranty replacements as its all second hand goods.
    I need a good yet cheaper 150 watt minimum 8 ohm replacement.
    Btw a local music store said too buy a PA speaker but Im not sure I want anything but a Bass specific cone.
    $120 tops.
    Thanks.
     
  2. VeloDog

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    Bump your budget $10 and you can get an Eminence Legend 8-ohm 15" bass speaker with 300 watt power rating for $130. IMHO this is the best 15" speaker in your price range. Order through Amazon and select the Super Saver free shipping when you check out and it's literally $130 delivered to your door.

    http://www.amazon.com/Eminence-Lege...cal-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1327844949&sr=1-1

    Anything cheaper is probably no better than the speaker you're replacing...
     
  3. BigDoug1053

    BigDoug1053 Supporting Member

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    Before you buy a new speaker, you might check and tighten the lugs (tighten all evenly) holding the speaker to the cab - if they are loose this might fix the problem. +1 on the Eminence drivers.
     
  4. michael30

    michael30 Gold Supporting Member

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    Call or mail Larry Hartke: 201-680-8153 cell or lahartke@comcast.net

    Hartkes customer service is second to none.
     
  5. Aoresteen

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    A bit more money is a Peavey 15" black widow. You could pick one up used. I've had one since 1998 and it's been a great sounding speaker.
     
  6. V-Type

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    Yep talked too Larry. Very Cool guy btw.
    He said that my Hartke Cab was designed for lighter weight speakers which sadly they do not stock anymore.
    So I left with a nice looking but non functioning bass cab still.

    "A bit more money is a Peavey 15" black widow. You could pick one up used. I've had one since 1998 and it's been a great sounding speaker."

    I thought of this as well. Look for an older Peavey Bass cab,amp which the CL's are littered with and find a fine under $100 example with a 200 watt 15.

    Oh well Im in no hurry as I have 2 more functioning bass cabs too use.
     
  7. V-Type

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  8. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    You want the BEST speaker?
    Try really hard to find an EVM L-Series (ElectroVoice)
    It has the ability to produce massive lows, any mids you want and even crisp highs. They were originally designed as a PA speaker, but excel in bass cabs.
    Trust me on this one.

    Here's an old thread: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=180695
     

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