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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by worldwidepants, Mar 12, 2002.
is 400 watts enough to run a 210 acme cab? I was considering running 2-210's stereo.
It really depends on what type of volume you're after. If you aren't playing at very high volume levels, 400w should be fine. I had two Low B2 cabs that I ran with 400w each at 4 ohms. They sounded absolutely fantastic until I started playing with a couple of guitar players that were running some serious Mesa Boogie gear. With a sensativity of 93db the Acmes just weren't capable of putting out the volume that I felt I needed. I went back to a really efficient 4x10 and 2x10.
For more mellow stuff that doesn't require a lot of stage volume or if your running through a good PA, 400w should be fine. It depends on what you think is best.
that's kind of a bummer. Maybe I should upgrade to a bigger power amp. I think I will be ok for a time though. My hafler power amp seems slightly underated.
Also check out Euphonic Audio cabs. They also go for that hi-fi, flat sound and are much more efficient. The efficiency of the 1x10 and 1x12 is 103db @ 1W/1M. That means they can reach the same volume as the B-2 with 1/10 the power.
I have a SVT3-Pro that is rated 425 into four ohms,
and when I tried it with one of my Acmes....it left
a little to be desired IMHO.