Three10 / Three10T
Why would anyone want a 3x10" bass cab, isn't that just odd (and not just numerically!)?
In short, our Two10S is a very loud little cab but it has its limits when guitarists start rocking harder. Our Four10 (or a dual Two10S stack) goes properly loud but plenty of bassists don't need that much output. The Three10 splits the difference in terms of output whilst maintaining that uniquely warm and fat yet clear and punchy tone that our 10CR cabs have become known for - and no, they don't "sound like tens", if anything they're more like a blend of the depth and fatness of the very best heavyweight 2x15" cabs from back in the day mixed with the punch of the great 8x10" cabs, plus some added clarity and superior dispersion.
You'll notice it's a different form format to the Two10S/Four10/Six10/Eight10 family - as we had to switch to alternate impedance drivers (see below) the Three10 should not be used as part of a modular stack. Instead we've made it taller and narrower like our Super Twin, as that's just a really neat size and shape for gigging life. It's got the chunky dish and bar handles like the Four10 but the tilt and roll wheels of the Super Twin - best of both worlds!
It's taken us a long time to make this cab, simply because if we used our standard 10CR250 drivers (about which there's almost nothing "standard", they're amazing!) it would end up a very weird impedance. And weird impedances are problematic when it comes to amp matching, so we don't want that.
We finally bit the bullet in 2022 and set our man at Eminence, the esteemed McJerry, the challenge of making an alternate impedance version of the 10CR which would make a 4 ohm 3x10" possible - if you haven't got involved in loudspeaker driver you might assume that you just "change the impedance" but it's not as simple as that, it's a juggling act of voice coil wire gauge and winding pattern to get the DC resistance where you want whilst also getting the BL, inductance (and semi-inductance), Xmax, Mms and resulting Qes, Cms, Res, Fs, etc where you need. And that isn't a problem that can always be solved - for instance it's impossible to make a 4 ohm version of our 12XN550 driver without losing efficiency and/or power handling (and there's no point doing that!) We know the standard 10CR250 has outstanding tone and sonic performance so the alternate impedance version had to perfectly match that, with no compromises. And now the 10CRA is done and a 4 ohm Three10 is possible!
Need more output? You can use two of these or... well, we don't have anything else yet. But we could totally make a One10 with a 10CRA driver (12 ohm nominal impedance) that you could stack on this Three10 and have a rig that can still be considered a 4 ohm nominal load (trust us on this - impedance is an odd and complex thing and the glorious thing about 10CR or 10CRA drivers in Hybrid Resonator enclosures is that they have much smaller swings in impedance magnitude and phase than most drivers in most cabs). If you're really persuasive we could make a wider version of the One10 (sideways) so it looks really good on top of a Three10 - cloth grill only though, we don't want to order a load of steel grills for what we think would be a rather niche product...
- Three 10CR extended-range drivers
- Hybrid Resonator enclosure
- Dual resonator outlets on base
- Single top strap handle
- Dual side bar/dish steel handles
- Tiltback wheels and large rubber feet
- Nickel-plated 2/3-sided steel corners
- Dual parallel combi speakon + 1/4” sockets
- Heavy duty black tolex
- Powder-coated black steel grill
- Optional high strength silver or black cloth grill
(H x W x D)
|74cm x 48cm x 33cm
29" x 19" x 13"
|21kg / 46lbs
|20kg / 44lbs
|Steel (with tweeter)
|22kg / 48lbs
|Cloth (with tweeter)
|21kg / 46lbs
|750W RMS (1200W clean)
|30Hz - 6kHz (-20kHz with tweeter)
21/02/24 - Three10 - UK