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4x10 vs 2x10, with same power rating

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rynb15, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. rynb15


    Feb 5, 2011
    Right now i have a 2x10 8ohm 200watt cab. Might be able to trade for a 4x10 8ohm 200watt cab. Would it be any louder being the same amount of power? would the 2 extra speakers make a big difference with no extra power?I was thinking of getting a 4ohm cab so my amp will push 350 watts to it. Most it would see would be playing with a band/small gigs.
  2. Not enough info. The probable result is slightly louder, but the 210 could be made with superior speakers in it and the 4x10 could be a junker so it might fart out at the same volume.
  3. popgadget

    popgadget Commercial User

    Sep 4, 2005
    Eastern, PA USA
    Authorized Greenboy Designs Builder, Scabbey Road
    Agreed, not enough info. If the 410 is lower impedance, you would get more power from your amp if it's solid state. The 210 would have better dispersion. On the surface, the 410 would probably get louder, but not necessarily better.
  4. rynb15


    Feb 5, 2011
    the 2x10 is a gallien krueger mbx. 4x10 is a hartke vx. Amp is a ampeg b2r.
  5. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    210: http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/10410/

    410: http://www.samsontech.com/hartke/products/cabinets/vx-cabinets/vx410/

    Amp: http://www.zzounds.com/item--AMPB2R

    I'd say the 210 would not keep up with the 410.
    The b2r is quoted at 200W at 8ohms.
    AFAIK both the cabs are 8ohms.
    the hartke is thermally rated higher than the GK... twice as high (400 vs 200W).

    Both can probably sound very good at low volumes, with the hartke probably having a better chance with lows at higher volumes.

    You'd need to test them both to know for certain. I'm not seeing enough data to compare them properly. :meh:

    2 210's stacked vertically or a good 115+210 stack (when chosen to work well together) will wipe the floor with some 410's).

    I'd try to get 2 210's. ;)

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