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A 400w RMS 210 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassGuy97x, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. BassGuy97x


    Apr 4, 2013
    so, in order to complete my current rig, i need to get a 210 to pair with my 2-15 hartke cab. I've been using a CS800 as my main power amp, and the trouble ive been having is i cant seem to find any 210 cabs that take more than 250w RMS. i mean i know the CS800 wont put out 400 RMS all the time, but i need to have more than a 200w power rating on a cab, just for a buffer's sake. any help would be appreciated!
  2. I wouldn't mix a 210 with a 215, it's always a gamble mixing drivers and usually it's less efficient. Just my opinion. What's wrong with the 215?
  3. Bassmann1968


    Feb 17, 2009
    210 with higher rating?
    Eden D210XLT
    Eden D210XST
    DNA DNS210
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    If you're able to get 200w worth of power into a standard 210 without it farting out, you're doing good. Most will start farting out at the 200-250w mark, regardless of what the specs say.
  5. grey area

    grey area

    Sep 2, 2009
    almeria spain
    the TC RS 210 is rated at 400 watts but as others have said that dont mean you can bung 200 watts at it by just using the figures alone. i have used one with a GK MB 200 and i can get pretty loud but i have not pushed it to the limit.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    A 210 is really not a great choice to pair with a 215. I get the feeling you're not totally in love with the sound of your 215, (?), in which case it may be a better idea to replace that cab, rather than trying to "fix" it with another, much smaller cab.
  7. Rusty G String

    Rusty G String

    Mar 19, 2013
    I have the Peavey Headliner 210. I run it with a GK 400RB and it sounds good. It isn't REAL bassy, and doesn't start farting out. I bought it to use as a practice cab at home instead of my 410 and because it was not expensive, but am happy with it. I'd like to hear it with a 115.
  8. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    +1 to all of this.

    Most full rage 10" speakers will hit their mechanical limits in the ~100-120 watt range. This has little to with the thermal ratings applied to them by the manufacturers. What you need to be concerned about is the total displacement of the cab.
  9. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    What are you trying to achieve with the 210 cab?
  10. grey area

    grey area

    Sep 2, 2009
    almeria spain
    last sunday at a small outdoor gig i was using my mesa PH 15 and my TC RS 210 on top ( ok, i know) and was powering them with my GK MBF 500 and it was sounding realy cruddy but held up for the first half. i checked my cables and found that the 15s cable was faulty ( speakon) so i had been running the 210 on its own. i checked it out after the gig and it seems no damage was done but it didn't sound pretty on its own at high volume. i cant remember how high it was but it was more than the 210 was happy with.