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Amp power question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rancidrancid, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. So I've noticed that sometimes my 500 watt cab farts a little, but I'm using a 120 watt head... Would this potentially go away if I got an amp closer to 500 watts?
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Impossible to say. Most cabs will only take 20 to 40% of their power rating without farting out, so it could be the speaker, could be the amp. The only way to find out for sure is to try a larger amp, at least 100% larger. You have to double the power to have even a modest increase in headroom.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Also your EQ settings could be causing the speaker to fart out regardless of the wattage ratings.
  4. Gearhead43


    Nov 25, 2007
    Or... it could just be what you had for dinner, and not your speakers.


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