#1
So I'm looking to buy an Ashdown MAG 300 combo amp, but there are options in 115 combo and 210 combo. The 210 costs $70 USD more and I'm curious how these would compare.

I'm no newbie to bass, and I'm pretty critical of my tone but I've never played a 115 next to a 210 of the same model to compare their sound. I know that a 210 will have more punch and defined highs, but will this sacrifice much of the low end? I'm using a 5 string in standard tuning and I still want my low notes to have a solid presence.

If the 210 has comprable bass to the 115, I'd go with that even for the extra $ but I'm not sure whether I would sacrifice bass.

I'd love any insight that you guys have on which I should buy.

Thanks
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#3
I have a MAG300 combo 2x10 also with a 1x15 cab. The 2x10 by itself sounds good with a nice high end, and the low end is alright. It lacked a little of the low end which was fixed when i plugged in the 1x15.

The 1x15 by itself is good with more bass but a little less highs although it still is nice. I think that going with the 1x15 could be better because it has good bass and a pretty good higher end and is, as you say, $70 cheaper.
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I have a MAG300 combo 2x10 also with a 1x15 cab. The 2x10 by itself sounds good with a nice high end, and the low end is alright. It lacked a little of the low end which was fixed when i plugged in the 1x15.

The 1x15 by itself is good with more bass but a little less highs although it still is nice. I think that going with the 1x15 could be better because it has good bass and a pretty good higher end and is, as you say, $70 cheaper.

Thanks. I guess what I'm looking for is the amp which would be able to stand up on its own until I can afford an extension cab.
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#6
I see it as the two 10" pushing more air then one 15"
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#7
2x10" > 1x15" (air pusshing)
but if you have a 5 string i would suggest you to go for the 15" also having a 15" means you can later buy a 4x12 or 2x12 to add high end if you want
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I see it as the two 10" pushing more air then one 15"


If you look at the actual area of the speakers the 15" is pushing more.

3.14(5)^2=78.5*2 speakers=157"
3.14(7.5)^2=176.625"

I realize that speakers are conic, but that's a rough estimate at the very least.
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If you look at the actual area of the speakers the 15" is pushing more.

3.14(5)^2=78.5*2 speakers=157"
3.14(7.5)^2=176.625"

I realize that speakers are conic, but that's a rough estimate at the very least.



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#15
Well, on topic, let's not forget to take your band situation into account. Assuming you have a band situation.

You tell us - for what you're doing, do you need more rumble or do you need to cutting power? 15" and 2x10" respectively.

That being said, my ultimate suggestion is to, of course, get both of them eventually.
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#16
To put all this stuff simply:

The 15" moves more air and has a better low end, and you play a fiver. Sounds good to me.

Plus, you can add a 410 and make a full stack, rather than adding a 15" to the 210 and making a 3/4 stack.
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