1-10 + 2-10 cabinets

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  1. 5StringFool

    5StringFool Supporting Member

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    OK... question: would using an 8 ohm 110 in combination with an 8 ohm 210 cause any problems?

    I just purchased an Ampeg PF 350 and am already in possession of an SWR 110 with horn. I intend on this being a rig for quiet coffee shop type shows and was thinking about picking up a 210 cabinet for additional volume when needed. If I were to vertically stack the two for use if I need more than the 210 will produce would I be causing myself any problems sonically or wold the tone balance out OK?

    I'm thinking it would go OK but am just not sure.
  2. Downunderwonder

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    Only can tell if it sounds good is by actual trial.

    The 1x10 will get twice the power that the 2x10 gets per driver, making it a poor plan overall. You could take only the 2x10, turn it up and be very near as loud before it breaks up.

    You might be thinking 210 + 110 equals 310, nearly as loud as 410, you'd be dead wrong.
  3. 5StringFool

    5StringFool Supporting Member

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    Couldn't the 210 be rewired so that if the 110 were daisy chained off of the 210 that the power would be evenly distributed?

    I already have a Fender 410Pro but as you guessed I'm trying to figure a way to get just about as loud and not have to drag the 410 around. It won't fit in my car. Lol.
  4. Downunderwonder

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    Sell the 410 and get matched 2x10.
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    As to rewiring, depends. Assuming the 1x10 is 8ohm, your amp would need near 2ohm capability to deal with 8ohm plus 4ohm cabs. And still the potential for sonic mush.
  7. bumperbass

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    ^This^
    Don't waste your time with mismatched cabs. Do it right and you'll be better off in the long run.
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    Nope. The 2 X 10 has either 4 ohm or 16 ohm drivers, so your other options for it are 2 or 32 ohms.
  9. Downunderwonder

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    Yeah. Rewire was the wrong word.
  10. 5StringFool

    5StringFool Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the input. Wasn't thinking about the ohm mismatch.

    Looks like I'll be starting the search for matching 210's if I can find a buyer for the 410 I already have.

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