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A Question.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Malcom, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Malcom


    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    I've been wanting to ask this for a long time, so:

    Why do people use 8X10 cabs? Why haul a refrigerator around when you can use 2 4X10's or a buncha 2X10's? Thank you.
  2. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    Famous dead guys always used 8x10's ?

    Chicks dig'em ?
  3. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    They move enough air to fly a kite

    I think
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Except for stairs, 8x10s, like the Ampeg SVT-810 are actually quite easy to move around... you simply lean them back on the castors and roll them around.

    Getting in and out of the car isn't too bad either...just lean it against the bumper and tip it into the back (hatchbacks rule for this) and then slide it in. A heck of a lot easier than lifting two 4x10s or four 2x10s.

    Besides...they look cool!!!!
  5. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Damn Straight ;)

    Besides, it is cheaper to buy an 8x10 rather than 4 2x10's or 2 4x10's :)
  6. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    I prefer using multiple cabs because it is easier to move but I have had a 8x10 in the past.

    Some advantages for a 8x10 over 2 4x10s:
    1) Total weight of a 8x10 from a manufacturer would be lighter than the total weight of 2 4x10s from the same manufacturer.
    For example an Ampeg 810E is 165 lbs while 2 Ampeg 410HEs is 182 lbs and 2 Ampeg 410HLFs is 220 lbs.
    2) Total height of a 8x10 is usually not as high as 2 stacked 4x10s. Height can be an issue if lifting a heavy amp or rack on top of the amp.
    For example and Ampeg 810E is 48" tall while 2 Ampeg 410HEs stacked is 50" tall and 2 Ampeg 410HLFs stacked is 60" tall.
    3) Most 8x10s have wheels for moving. Some 4x10s have wheels but that further raises the height of a stack (and could cause problems when stacking).
    4) Most 8x10s are 4 ohm Cabs. Some 4x10s are 8ohms and some are 4ohms. 2 4x10 cans at 4ohms in parallel produces a 2 ohm Load - many Bass heads can not handle a 2 ohm Load.

    Some advantages of a 8x10 over a 4 2x10s
    1) Total weight of 4 2x10s will be even heavier than 2 4x10s above.
    2) Total Height of 4 2x10s will be even taller than 2 4x10s
    4) Some 2x10s are 8ohms and some are 4 ohms. 4 8ohm 2x10s ran parallel produces 2 ohm load. 4 4 ohm 2x10s ran parallel produces a 1 ohm load - I don't know any Bass head that handles a 1 ohm load.

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