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NAD

Post by sprag » 23 Jul 2018, 22:42

Picked up a TH500 as a lighter option to my lead sled and NV15's. Geez this thing sounds good.


Now I just need to sell a few things to fund a NC'sD

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Re: NAD

Post by narcdor » 24 Jul 2018, 09:04

Once you get the hang of the drive/gain interplay they’re great!
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Re: NAD

Post by sprag » 24 Jul 2018, 09:34

Spent a little time tweaking with that last night but twas after 9 so I had to keep it down. I'll be back at it tonight though

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Re: NAD

Post by lepparda » 24 Jul 2018, 12:34

Great little amps if you are after a bit of a 'valve tone' in a small box. I use mine with a variety of Aguilar and Bergantino cabs and always sounds good. Only bring out its big brother the 751 when needs be.
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Re: NAD

Post by sprag » 07 Aug 2018, 16:32

I took it along to rehearsal and played it through my nv115s. I had to unplug one to keep everyone happy (electronic kit)
I just got a very sweet deal on a pair of db112's from gumtree (I thought I'd have to wait longer for some to come up) so I'll be waiting by the mailbox eagerly. If the prove as easy to move as I hope and move sufficient air. I'm going to be one happy chap with an intact lower back

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Re: NAD

Post by narcdor » 07 Aug 2018, 19:58

The DB112 are great sounding cabs for sure and a pair kills and is easy to move. Not that much easier than two NV115 but easier, dropping 4kg and some size. They get loud too in pairs, one is passable but a pair kills. If I didn’t have strict weight restrictions due to back issues I’d still have them.
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Re: NAD

Post by sprag » 07 Aug 2018, 20:50

Yeah I find the nv15s a huge improvement mobility wise over my old SWR SOBs, the schlep went from hard work to mildly inconvenient. The size of them I feel makes up more (not all)of the issue for me than weight but I'm nearly 40... A small weight drop and a decent size difference should really improve matters.

Sorry to hear about your back. Is it permanent? It's exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I'm usually good at work and gym. But a late load out I'll notice halfway through that I'm using poor technique and I've had a few blunders in the past

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Re: NAD

Post by narcdor » 08 Aug 2018, 07:35

Thanks for the concern, it’s probably permanent. It flares up every now and then but only started a few years back, so I try to look after it and have only had a couple of incidents. Amps can be as heavy as they want tucked into the body for carrying but cabs being big and awkward to get in and out of cars and around stages cause the most grief, the twisting and reaching really triggers it. I really should get back to yoga...
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Re: NAD

Post by sprag » 08 Aug 2018, 08:28

In and out of cars is where I struggle. The car door makes it a one man job

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Re: NAD

Post by Snoopygore71 » 08 Aug 2018, 09:07

Noice - I have an AG500 DC, may I ask on the TH500 as opposed to the AG700? I had Berg ceramics and regret selling them, I have had a AE212 for over 7 years. An NV115 sounds like a treat.
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Re: NAD

Post by sprag » 08 Aug 2018, 11:03

Snoopygore71 wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 09:07
Noice - I have an AG500 DC, may I ask on the TH500 as opposed to the AG700? I had Berg ceramics and regret selling them, I have had a AE212 for over 7 years. An NV115 sounds like a treat.
I tried both heads through a pair of db112s in store a while back. I would've been pleased with either.
The th does dirty better and the ag did clean better but clean was a much closer call and not as good as my alembic/QSC
I found a th going on ebay for a good price so I snagged it. I probably would've bought an AG or Berg forte if one had come up used for a good price when I had the cash.
I preferred the nv610 over the nv115s (though I never used them with the same head) but lifting it into and out of my car alone was death

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Re: NAD

Post by sprag » 10 Aug 2018, 18:47

Cabs arrived today



The old back feels better already. Got a great deal on these babies too, almost mint condition for $500 each. Which I'm super happy with. If they hold up ok at gigs there could be a pair of NV 15s in the classifieds soon

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Re: NAD

Post by narcdor » 10 Aug 2018, 19:52

They will hold up just fine. Very handsome little stack that, nice one!
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