Bergantino Audio Systems NV Series Bass Guitar Speaker Cabinets
Unique in the Bergantino Audio Systems line of speakers are the New Vintage NV series of bass guitar speaker cabinets. The NV series are available in three driver configurations; 1-15” w/ 6” Midrange, 6-10” w/ Tweeter and 4-12” w/ Tweeter. The NV series cabinets are sealed (rather than the traditional ported design) which provides the NV cabinets with a tighter and more immediate bass response. The NV 610T and NV412T both come with ‘tilt-back’ casters installed with full-length amp glides on the back to facilitate loading and unloading. All of the NV cabinets have side mounted recessed handles (at the right height to lift these onto any stage), while the NV610T and NV412T employ a recessed, top mounted handle system that makes tilting these back and rolling them a breeze. The cabinetry on the NV series employ a precision tuned cabinet architecture and the enclosures are built with the finest 100% Baltic birch plywood. The NV series are covered in traditional tolex for durability (no more carpet fuzz for your cat to claw) and they all employ a rigid black grille to protect the drivers.
The internal components used are extremely high quality and they are of Bergantino design. No ‘off-the-shelf’ parts are used. Woofers have ceramic magnets with vented pole pieces and the low-end on this series of cabinets is full and round. The NV series have remained a favorite of finger style and pick players because of the tight-creamy low end found with these cabinets. The NV115 incorporates a 6” midrange mated to a custom phase-coherent crossover network that extends the range of the cabinet up to 6.5KhZ. Want a little more clarity and open sound, but don’t like tweeters? This is THE cabinet for you! Sounds great with tube amplifiers (pull out the V4B, Model T, Hiwatt, etc.) and this cab will make you smile. Vintage heaven!
The NV610T and NV412T each utilize a unique tweeter matched with a custom phase-coherent crossover network that extends the range of these cabinets to 12KhZ. Both have a tweeter level control on the back and turning the tweeter all the way off removes it from the circuit, so if you want the ‘old-school vibe’ – no problem. With the tweeter on, these cabs can be slap monsters to match high-output demands – with the tweeters off, just great low end and midrange goodness. Replace your tired 8-10 speaker cabinet with the NV610T and you get more flexibility, smaller cabinet with lighter weight and improve your sonic footprint, whether R&B, Metal or Funk.
If you trend a little more old school, the NV412T (which uses the same tweeter control design) can easily replace your worn 4-10” or any of the vintage 4×12” cabinets from the 60s/70s – the same sonic character as the old days, but with more attitude, higher power handling and increased clarity and focus.