410 placement

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by decadence, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. I was just wondering...if you have two 410s instead of an 810, would you just set them right next to each other, or is there an optimal distance for them to be apart, or could you have them on opposite ends of the room, or what? :p
  2. FatFunker

    FatFunker Guest

    Sep 6, 2001
    Rochester, New York
    I keep One of my cabs(2x12) close to the drummer and the other (4x10) closer to the front of the stage. But hey tha'ts just me, personally I don't think it really matters where you put the cabs. Whith in reason I mean, I wouldnt be putting one on the roof and one in the bathroom. well maybe the woman's bathroom
    ;) Funk on
  3. AllodoX's optimal speaker configuration :

    from left to right :

    4x10 bass + amp - 4x12 guitar - drummer - 4x10 bass - 4x12 guitar + amp

    so both bass & guitar have one speaker in the center, and one on the side.

    just distribute the sound evenly over the stage, and you're a killer.
  4. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    The optimal is to stack them, that will reinforce the bass frequencies.
  5. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    From what I've read, if you keep two identical cabinets next to each other you will get a 3dB boost on your SPL. This phenomenon results from the constructive interference of the sound waves. As you move the cabs apart you lose this effect. So I would say you should stack them, or set them side by side (works either way).

  6. If you need the extra +3 dB from mutual coupling, stack the cabs.

    If your guitar player needs to hear you, put one cab on his side, and keep the other on your side.
  7. MikeyD

    MikeyD Guest

    Sep 9, 2000
    It depends on where the intended listeners are relative to the cabinets. If you want the sound to be louder in front of one of the cabinets, then stack them. If you want the sound power to be distributed a little more widely in the room, then separate them. There are some advantages to the latter because, depending on the specific acoustics of the room, distributed sources can help mitigate the effects of standing waves and their resulting boominess. On the other hand, you may start to encounter phase anomalies at certain locations vs. frequency.
    - Mike