Bass combo power!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by SpanishDave, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. SpanishDave

    SpanishDave

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    Hi all, I have just sold my Hughes And Kettner basskick515 combo and am now shopping around for its replacement, but I have a question.

    The HK was 200 watts, 15 inch speaker and speaker out for an additional 8 ohms cab.
    Does that mean that the combo hasn't been working at its maximum potential with only the built in speaker?

    Thanks
  2. Krugen

    Krugen

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    Not necessarily. Depeding on the load presented to the amp by internal speaker + extra cabinet, the power can go up or down. But that feature, the way I see it, is to be thought of as "I like the tone, but I can't hear myself". No matter how the power scales, you will get more volume from internal+extension than just from internal.
  3. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Santa Rosa, CA USA
    Yes.

    You needed to add an additional 8ohm cab so that the amp ran at 4ohms to get the maximum potential output power.

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