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200 watt head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by akajuve400g, Sep 5, 2000.

  1. akajuve400g


    May 22, 2000
    I wanted to know if I could get a 200 to 300 watt head new or used for 300 dollars. Right now I have a 135 watt combo but that won't cut it with anything more than practicing and small gigs.
  2. i'll probly be one of a few that say you should get more then just 200 watts, cause 200 watts is a very small differance from 135w is a ver small db change(joris help me out that was just a shot in the dark about the db) your change in audiable differance isnt that much, i say go with somthing around 300-400 watts meaning start saving up more money, you cant get much for 300 but you can get more with $500, you can get fender bassman 400 head ($525 for 350 w) ampeg b2r ($500 for 350w) swr 4004 ($525 for 400w) all the listed heads are solid state but, are quality amp heads.
  3. White_Knight


    Mar 19, 2000
    It'll take ten times the power to double the volume (so if you had a 100 watt amp you'd need a 1000 watt amp to double the volume).

    A double in power is 3dB more of volume (100 watts to 200 watts) if I remember correctly. Thus, you'd be getting somewhere around 2dB more volume (someone check my mat there). 3dB is only just perceptible by the human ear so you wouldn't really be getting very much more volume at all.

    As Muttluk said, I'd go for something higher power. Around 400-600 watts.
  4. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    About a month ago, I bought a used Peavey T-Max (350w @ 4ohms, 500w @ 2ohms) for $300. If you look long and hard enough, you can get something you'll be happy with for $300.
  5. A 200 watt head is fine as far as loudness goes.
    The 3db increase is 3db above a reference. 3db increase from 100 db to 103 db is significant. Remember, decibels are not linear, but logarithmic.

  6. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    It is not just "Power" what matters, but moving AIR.
    Add more speakers with the same or about 50% more power, and you will got a lot of more volume.

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