The Trace Elliot bass cabinets are legendary for build quality and the 4 x 10 has become the industry standard 4 x 10 and is considered the best on the market. These are the later style cabinet which can be identified by the horn set in the middle of the cabinet. These have a number of advantages over the old style 1048 cabinet which is why I switched over to these. The handling is 800 watts rms into 8 ohms as compared to 320 watts of the old Trace 1048. So with these you can use a single cabinet with high powered amplifiers such as Ampeg SVT, Hi Watt 200, Fender Super Bassman and Mesa Boogie amps such as the 400 plus valve heads. This cabinet can also be used with the new range of new class D type 500 watts amplifiers made by Mark, TC electronic and Vanderkley.
This cabinet is tuned to 40 HZ it and has a frequency response of 35HZ to 15 KHZ. This will give you all the bottom end and clarity from a 5 string bass and the snap and punch at the top end. The sound of this cabinet is clear, full and very punchy and even on large gigs this cabinet is all you need. The other feature that I find superb on this cabinet is the variable horn attenuation, unlike many 4 x 10 on the market which simply have an on off or cut frequency switch. This feature worked very well with my Trace 715X combo. I simply switched off the horn on the combo and then added the right amount of treble to suit the bass or sound that you need. The horns variable attenuation was also useful if pubs where the earthling had issues as you could reduce some of the noise. The new Trace 1048H cabinets are made from popular ply which is lighter than birch ply which gives this a great weight saving over the older cabinets.
This Trace Elliot 4 x 10 has spent most of it life in a flight case so therefore is in excellent cosmetic condition and the cabinet is in full working order and has been fully tested. The is Cabinet 1 of 2 that I have for sale. Just a thought for those real rockers who a reading this ,two 4 x 10 cabs provided a better sound than one 8 x 10 cab and are more portable.