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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Flatwound4, Dec 12, 2001.
Can anyone tell me about the quality and sound of the Ampeg BXT series?
I played both the 4x10 and 1x15 at mars, and they both sound killer. Clean and LOUD. I'd recommend them, just make sure you have lots of power. I think both cabs are offerred in 8 ohm and 4 ohm versions.
Thanks. Forgive my ignorance, but could you tell me what an ohm is exactly? I've heard the word a lot in the context of speaker cabinets, and I was just wondering what it means. Actually, while I'm at it, I have two more questions if anyone wants to respond: What does a 410 sound like compared to a 115? Are tweeters neccassary fo articulation, or do they just boost the high end?
Horns aren't at all necessary. I don't use mine at all.
Ohms are used to show the impedance of a speaker or cabinet. I don't know how to explain it, so I can't really help you there. Basically, most amps can only handle a load no lower than 4 ohms. The lower the ohms, the more power the amp produces. If you only wanted to power a single cabinet, go with an 8 ohm cab. If you plan on having two cabinets, make sure you get two 8 ohm cabinets.
Horns and tweeters are considered important to some, but not to others. I prefer a cab with a horn, unless of course it is the Ampeg SVT 8x10, which sounds great even though it has no horn. Horns give you a more detailed sound. Large speakers can only reproduce a limited number of frequencies. It's simply a matter of your personal preference.
A 4x10 cabinet will be louder and punchier than the 1x15. Generally speaking, a single 15" will be about as loud as two 10" speakers. Four 10"s will be twice as loud as a single 15". The Ampeg BXT cabs each have a horn, so whichever one you choose, you will have good high end with clear, detailed sound.