Additional Cab Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by NickelBridge, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. I recently bought a Peavey Firebass 700 and am running it through a Sunn 4X10 cab. I bought the amp because I got a great deal and because of its power. It pushes 275 Watts into my 8 ohm cab, but I would like to run at 4 ohms to pull more power. My question is what kind of cab should I add to get the 4 ohm load? The Sunn is big for a 410, so I hesitate to get a 1X15 or 1X18. What would a 2X10 cab do to my setup? Is there a cheap 2X10 that could get the job done? Would it be better to sell my Sunn cab and go for a 4 ohm 4X10 (ampeg or peavey)?
  2. 4x10 + 1x15 = perfect marriage

  3. I'd have to agree with AllodoX!!

    I have a 4 x 10 and a 1 x 15 and the sound is very full and 'big'. I had only added the 1 x 15 last year - it really made a difference! I know that you're not so keen on the 1 x 15 or 1 x 18 option though
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Here's what I see as options...

    4x10 + 1x15
    4x10 + 4x10
    4x10 + 1x18

    I use my firebass with a 410TXF and 115BXBW, however, I do run mine at 2 ohms. :)
  5. So would the additional 8 ohm, 2X10 cab make any sense?
  6. jaybo

    jaybo Guest

    Sep 5, 2001
    Richmond, KY
    I have a question since it seems to pertain to this same discussion. Would there be any difference in using a 4x10 cab or two 2x10 cabs? I think two small cabs would be much more managable in my car.
  7. Yes, an 8 om 210 would make plenty of sense. It just depends on the sound you are after. Myself, I have found that a 1x15 has no advantages over multi driver 10s, like 210s of 410s. 115s do not usually have significantly better low end frequency response than 210s, and certainly not better than 410s. Eden and SWR, which I will consider domewhat typical, have these frequency resposes on the low end.

    410XST 36Hz -2dB
    210XLT 48Hz -2dB
    115XLT 46Hz -2dB

    Goliath III 40Hz -3dB
    Goliath III Jr 45Hz -3dB
    Son of Bertha 45Hz -3dB

    I see the limited (if any) increase in low end to be given up in versatility. I find a 210 sounds better on its own than a 115 (I've owned both). I find it has better articulation and sounds tighter in general. I think that with a 210, you could more easily just bring it along than having to haul the 410 everywhere as well. I do not see a 115 as being as good for this.

    This is also very dependent on what kind of sound you are after, a 115 may be the thing for you. For me, it isn't. My suggestion would be to go try out all the cabs in your price range and decide which one is best.

  8. Thanks for all the responses. In a perfect world (one with roadies), I would get the 1X15 cab. However, considering the size of my current equipment, I need to stay small and perferably inexpensive. Can anyone recommend a cheap 8 ohm, 2X10?
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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  10. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Sure, but a good 1x15 or 1x18 makes more sense. Unless your only objective is ear crushing dB's.
    Have a look at FliteSound, Peavey, Trace-Elliot.