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Ampeg 4x8 Specs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jondog, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    It looks like I'll getting an Ampeg classic 4x8 in a trade deal. Does anybody know the specs, especially frequency response, for this cab?
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I have the 1995 catalog at home and will post specs tonight...unless someone beats me to it.
  3. Don't know what the specs are, other than 8-ohm and 200-watts, but I don't care, the thing sounds incredible.

    Why'd they discontinue this cab again?
  4. No idea mark, but they're making the 18 incher again.....
  5. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    OK, here we go...

    1995 SVT48HE

    4 - 8" cones with 1 in. voice coils and 30 oz. magnets

    Dome tweeter

    RMS handling - 200 watts
    Program mat'l - 400 watts

    Freq Resp. (-3 dB) 60 - 20 KHz
    Usable Low Freq (-10 dB) 50 Hz

    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms

    Sensitivity 103 dB
    Maximum SPL 127 dB

    Crossover 4 KHz

    Dimensions 24 by 20.5 by 16 inches

    80 lbs.

    And the description says "The ultimate multi-driver enclosure. This 4 x 8 enclosure uses one of the most unique speakers ever developed by Ampeg. The drivers feature a polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surrounds to get excellent excursion control and durable performance. Incredible bottom end seams naturally through the uppermost spectrum of the bass. A high frequency dome tweeter provides sizzling highs. There's a choice of cabinet inputs to give a full range sound or a darker more traditional tone."

    I guess the later part means that there are two input jacks (like the SVT806 cabinet) one with the 8s and tweeter and one with just the 8s.
  6. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    Thanks! I love TB networking!!!
  7. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    That cabinet is excellent. You are lucky to get one.
  8. Don't let published specs fool you, this cab handles the low B on my Peavey Cirrus with ease - I've never heard it fart out! It sure doesn't seem like it weighs 80 lbs., are you sure? Feels more like 45 or so.

    Again, why did they stop making this cab?

  9. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    I'm glad to hear it will handle a B string. I'm concerned about the frequency response because I just ordered a dbx subharmonic synth that can go down to 26 hz. I don't want to blow anything, so it looks like my new ampeg will end up as part of a biamped rig. I also might just put the dbx in the pa rack and let the pa worry about it - unfortunately we don't bring the pa sub to every show.
  10. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Just checked the new 18 out on Ampeg's site


    500 watts RMS at 4 ohms :cool:
    The old ones were 8 ohm 175 watts
    I want one! betcha it would sound killer alongside my 610hlf :bassist:
  11. TomesoR


    Dec 13, 2010
    I just weighed my SVT-48HE, and it looks like 63 pounds to me.
  12. Geez! I just read through another Zombie thread!! :(

    you do realize it's eight years old?
  13. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Me too. Gotta start looking at the date on the op's.

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