GK MB500 hurting an SWR 610?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by JonathanD, Nov 1, 2013.


  1. JonathanD

    JonathanD

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    Hello everyone,
    ----see new thread on B102 speakers

    I just picked up an SWR 610, and I have to turn my MB500 way down from where I have it with my 112 cab to not fart the speakers out. Anyone have a similar experience? Seems like the 1000 watt 4 ohm cab should be able to handle the 500 watt amp better than the 325 watt 8 ohm cab handles the 350 watt out of the amp.

    The top 2 speakers in particular are farting, same ohm rating and same wiring. 3X8 ohm pairs. Cab is really 5.33 ohms.
  2. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Supporting Member

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    Are you sure the cab isn't damaged?
    The mb500 should not cause these problems
  3. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

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    Sum Ting Wong.
  4. hsech

    hsech I can feel the love....... Gold Supporting Member

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    Something's rotten in Denmark. Sounds like a blown speaker or a loose speaker wire.
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  6. JonathanD

    JonathanD

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    Looks like the top 2 speakers have been replaced, and they are the issue. They move more than the others. Maybe they are more sensation with a lower coil excursion.
  7. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

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    Return the 610, as it's clearly been tampered with. Loading in 2 mis-matched spkrs into a cab designed to run 6 of the same is not a cab you want.

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