Barefaced Six 10
Free Shipping Not Applicable - Please Contact Us To Arrange Shipping on 0207 267 5458
36" high x 24" wide x 13" deep 90cm x 61cm x 33cm
|29.5 kg / 65 lbs|
|103dB - VERY LOUD!!!|
|USABLE FREQUENCY RANGE|
|30Hz - 6kHz|
|RECOMMENDED AMP POWER|
The Retro Six10 - the all-new fridge killer!
- Inspired by the '69er but with a bigger sweeter tone and a lot more max output especially down low
- Based around our unique 10CR250 driver, a retro sounding high output ferrite 10" loudspeaker
- Using our innovative hybrid enclosure which sounds and feels like a sealed cab but can play loud and bring the thunder like a ported cab
- Built strong, light and stiff for maximum gigging ease and great tone
10CR250 - the ultimate old school driver?
Like our ground-breaking 12XN550, the 10CR has excellent polar response thanks to its cunning cone design but has a softer prettier smoother tone which flatter classic bass sounds, from clean to dirty. It has unusually high volume displacement for a 10" bass guitar driver so it can produce big lows without farting out and its unique voice coil and diaphragm have extended treble response giving clarity without harshness.
Retro10 hybrid resonator enclosure
This mimics the transfer function of a classic sealed cab - a bump in the upper bass for that fat old school feel plus a shallow 12dB/octave roll-off through the lows for tight well controlled bottom which works well in all kinds of venues and keeps sound engineers happy. The Retro10 hybrid resonant system increases the back pressure on the drivers, reducing their excursion and improving their efficiency whilst increasing maximum bass output thanks to the extra air movement provided by the resonator.
Barefaced line array
All six drivers in the Six10 work in unison to produce big bass and punchy mids but to improve dispersion one column of three has treble output - just like a PA line array.
It might seem counter-intuitive but the dispersion of a wave source is inversely proportion to the size of the source vs the wavelength - so side by side 10" drivers can have good dispersion through the lows and lower mids but once you get into the higher mids and treble the lateral dispersion narrows drastically. By only letting higher mids and treble come from one column of speakers we get much better dispersion through those frequencies so you have more consistent tone around the stage and venue. Not something you'll notice in a shop but something that can feel life changing on noisy gigs.
Why this rather than the celebrated '69er?
The Retro Six10 is more sensitive (six bass drivers rather than five plus the boost from the hybrid resonator enclosure), has a smoother more flattering treble response, punchier fatter mids and a bigger weightier bottom.
Retro10 10CR vs Generation 3 12XN models?
The main difference is in how the drivers perform in their respective enclosures:
The Generation 3 12XN cabs were designed for minimum colouration within their design bandwidth whilst the Retro10 10CR cabs were designed to have a flattering colouration for bass guitar. The other important point to note is that the Retro Six10 has very high sensitivity which makes it ideal for use with lower powered amps, especially valve (tube) amps - and the flattering colouration also extends to making an overdriven amp sound less gnarly (an amp which is on the limit sounds extremely in your face through a 12XN cab!)
If you don't want to haul a big cab like the Retro Six10 but still need to play loud with relatively low power amp then you can stack up as many Retro Two10 cabs as you need.