Ampeg PF50T w/PF-115HE vs. B-100R

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ahort, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Ahort

    Ahort Guest

    Apr 13, 2018
    Has anyone compared the volume between the Ampeg PF50T paired with a PF-115HE cab and the B-100R combo?
  2. lowendrv


    Dec 12, 2007
    I have a PF 112 and a B100 R . The PF50T kills the B 100 R .
    I also run it thru 2 PF 112s and works great for a lot gigs . B 100 R can't keep up with volume or tone wise . But I love my B 100R . P1180001 (1).JPG
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  3. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    I would imagine the B100r would have higher volume. I found the tone of the B100r to be better a low volumes. At higher volumes, the B100r started to fart out.

    On the other hand, the Pf50t + 115he has overall better tone and can handle low notes much better at similar volumes.
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  4. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass Inactive

    Sep 14, 2010
    115HE cabinet has a slightly more heavy duty cast frame speaker. So either way would sound better than the combo speaker. Or not better but can get little louder without getting spongy.

    B100R you'd think have slight advantage wattage wise. Tubes are tubes though.
    Must be the magic....

    But even a 100watt into a SVT15E have some more push. Little bit not much a bit
    Just fun affordable cab have laying around.
    100R gots the look though
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  5. lowendrv


    Dec 12, 2007
    The PF 112s get very loud . They are front ported with two of them I can get a pretty good SVTish sound without ripping paint off the walls . ThE SVT115E is voiced pretty close . I'm sure it will sound great . PF 50 head will surprise you how loud and clean it is with a good cab .
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