210+410 watts?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mynan, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. mynan


    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Powering an 8-ohm 210 and an 8-ohm 410 with 1 amp...

    Are the individual speakers in the 210 getting more watts than the individual speakers in the 410?

    IOW, if your amp is rated for 600 watts at 4 ohms, do the 210 and the 410 get 300 watts each or does the 210 get 200 watts and the 410 get 400 watts?
  2. Kuchar


    May 31, 2006
    Pretty positive each cab will get 300 watts.
  3. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Same ohms, same power. With a 410+210 rig you want the 210 to have twice the impedence of the 410 to get consistent power applied to all the speakers. With an 8 ohm 210 and a 4 ohm 410 it is 2.6 ohms combined (which is a no-no for some amps). A 16 ohm 210 and an 8 ohm 410 is 5.3 ohms combined, and safe for any solid state amp that can go down to 4 ohms.
  4. Sten


    Nov 18, 2001
    It is true that either cab will get half the wattage if they have same resistances. As for post by pickles, I'd appreciate if anyone could back it up or give a different point of view.

    What if I have a 400W 8Ohm 4x10" and a 400W 8Ohm 2x10" for example - will they be heard almost equally (putting aside the fact, that they may have different voicings - one giving more low end etc)?