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Adding a cabinet to my rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Medicman95370, May 9, 2018.


  1. Medicman95370

    Medicman95370

    Dec 29, 2017
    California
    Hello out there,
    I have a GK neo 4x10 cabinet (800w 8 Ohm) powered by a Hartke 500w 8 Ohm amp. Question: Can I add a GK neo 1x15 cabinet (400w 8 Ohm) to my set up? Will the Hartke 500 have enough juice to power both cabs? How will the 1x15 affect the sound? I never intended on adding an additional can but found a used GK neo 1x15 for $250. Is this a decent price for the cab?
    As always, thanks a ton for your input.
     
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    In terms of impedance, two 8 ohm cabs will present a 4 ohm load to the amp, which should be fine.

    In terms of power distribution, the single 15” driver will receive half the power, and each of the four 10” drivers will receive 12.5% of the power. So the 4x10 will be loafing while the 1x15 is running hard.

    In terms of tone, it’s entirely subjective, but many here have reported that their 4x10 has more low-frequency content (and more output) than their 1x15.
     
  3. joel406

    joel406

    Dec 27, 2013
    Florida
    3D6726C3-80F2-49E4-87EB-8A49E2A0556B. It’s always best to run matching cabs. Phase problems as well as power distribution problems can be detrimental to your overall tone.

    The rig above excels in lows highs and mids and always cuts the mix.
     
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  4. An average 1x15 cabinet is no match for an average 4x10. The 15 will limit the capabilities of the total system. Just ‘cos a cabinet is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good thing to add to your amplification system.
     
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  5. Save more money for less disappointment. :thumbsup:
     

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