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4 ohm 410 or 8 ohm 410???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by grooveguru, Jul 12, 2002.


  1. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Here's my problem. I'm getting a new Eden 410 cabinet. I currently use an Eden WT400 (400 watts @ 4 ohms) with an 8ohm Eden D-210XLT and a 8 ohm Eden D-115. I can get a 410XST (1000watts @ 8ohms) cabinet but it's 8ohm only or get a 410XLT (700 watts @ 8 or 4 ohms) available in both 4 or 8 ohms. I only want to use the 410 most jobs and if I get the XST @ 8ohms I'll only be pushing about 200-250 watts through it. I can push the full 400 watts through a 4 ohm XLT cab and will still have the other 2 cabs that I can use for with an additional power amp for big jobs. Need some advice as whether to go 4 or 8 ohm.
     
  2. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
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  3. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX

    If it were me, I would go with the 8 ohm 410XLT. I also wouldn't use JUST the 410. You have a 210 which is fairly small and portable, so I would use it unless you were playing a smaller room, in which case you could just take the 2x10 alone. For bigger jobs you could either take the 4x10 and 2x10 or 4x10 and 1x15.

    I wouldn't get the XST because I'm sure it's more expensive and you don't really need those extra 300 watts.
     
  4. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX

    Another question...why do you need another cab when you already have an awesome rig?
     
  5. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    As awesome as your rig may be, the extra speaker surface area will move more air, giving you more volume and a better tone!
     
  6. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX
    Yeah, but that would also require the purchase of another power amp, when in the long run it really won't do you much good. Once you get so big, you really need to have a PA anyways, plus that gear is gonna be the PITS to move around.

    It's all up to the buyer though....if he's got the money he can do what he wants with it.

    Just my $.02
     
  7. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    The reason I'm getting a 410 is because I don't want to lug 2 cabs to most jobs. I traded a Warwick Streamer Stage II for the cab and I wanted to get something of equal value so I went with the XST. Plus the XST is rated down to 36hz and the XLT is rated to 50hz so the XST should handle my B string nicely. I already have extra amps if I need the full 1000 watts plus I can mix and match cabs as needed.
     
  8. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Sorry 'bout that,'guru. We tend to stray from the original question sometimes on these threads.
    If you want to use only one cab, then by all means, go with the 4ohm!