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Ampeg B-2R / BSE-410H question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tim4003, May 12, 2002.


  1. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    I bought this set-up in Dec. '01 and would like to add another 4-10 to it to get 350 watts out of it. If anyone has this set-up I would greatly appreciate your opinions as to how it works for you. THANKS !
     
  2. i have a B2-r and a Hartke 410xl.
    i also thought of adding a 15" or another 4x10 to get the 350 W from it.
    I would go for it if you got the money and the vehicle to haul it around in.
     
  3. ndjx

    ndjx

    Oct 26, 2001
    MN
    I thought the BSE was already a 4 ohm load...?
     
  4. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    BSE is an 8 ohm load. That is why I want another 410, to get the extra power! I believe you are thinking of the 410 HLF. I am speaking of a 410 HE.
     
  5. guess you could swap out the cabs....
     
  6. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Your right, but what I'm really after is...more speakers=more air movement=more volume.
     
  7. An additional 4x10 will help...I used to own a B2R with an SVT410HLN (4ohm) - too underpowered for a 5-piece rock band, but paired with an 8x10 the B2R wasn't too bad.
     
  8. I would probably go with a 1 X 15" or a 1 X 18" cabinet. I have a B2 combo with 4 X 8" speakers and I use a 1 X 15" JBL loaded Sonic compact cabinet with it when I need the additional power, about a third of the time. Ampeg makes a 1 X 15" cabinet that will be a perfect match for your rig. I used to use an SVT3-PRO with an SVT410HE and either the Sonic or a Carvin 1 X 18". For a short time I used a Hartke 4 X 10" with the Ampeg 4 X 10" and I preferred the sound of the Ampeg 4 X 10" with a 15" or 18". With a 15" or an 18" you'll get the bottom and with the 4 tens and a horn you'll get the mids and highs, so you will have a great sounding full-range rig. When I carried the stack, I played blues and some R & B so your results may vary but I don't think you can go wrong with with 4 tens and a 15". Believe me, everybody will notice that your band has a bass player...you WILL be heard...and felt! By the way, I prefer the sound of the B2 to the sound of the SVT3-PRO.