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2-15 and 2 -10???????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jinx948, May 19, 2001.

  1. 1-10's

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  2. 2-15's

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  3. 1-18

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  1. jinx948


    May 19, 2001
    I have peavey 2 tens and I was wondering if 2 - 15's or 1 - 15 would sound better??
    I play a little bit of everything.
  2. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    Shouldn't the first box read 1-15?

    All 2-15's I know have an impedance of 4Ohms, your 2-10 is most likely rated at 8Ohms.
    If your amp is capable of handling a load of 4Ohms (and not 2Ohms, which sounds less but is a harder job for the amp) you can not run a 4Ohm and a 8Ohm cab at the same time!! (because this adds up to 2.67 Ohms)
    If your amp can be operated at 2Ohms it will be ok, but the 215 will be much louder than the 210, I guess (because it will see more power).

    'common' setups with 2 cabs are:

    For more information on this topic check out the numerous threads about 'Ohms' and 'impedance', 'matching head and cabs' and the like.

  3. MikeyD


    Sep 9, 2000
    When I gig, I run a 2x15 (Eden) with a 2x10 (Carvin) on top. It sounds really good for a wide variety of styles (funk, jazz, rock). Some might think the 2x15 is overkill relative to a 1x15, but I like to move some air in the bottom octave when needed. If you don't mind moving a 2x15 around, it will *usually* outperform a 1x15 of similar design. I drive the cabinets with a stereo head.
    - Mike
  4. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    Stereo head is another story, I believe this rocks!
    I have a 215 and sometimes wish I had an additional 210...
    But for what I see from jinx's profile he has a 140Watt head of a brand I don't know.
    If it does not happen to be an all tube head I believe it will not have enough juice to drive a 215 and a 210. But that's a guess - what do I know?


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