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Ampeg SVT-1540 HE

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Scott D, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hey, does anyone know how these cabs sound/hold up? i found one in my area at a VERY good price... any help appreciated.

  2. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    bump, please help.
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Well, it's an Ampeg...should hold up just fine.

    It's basically a SVT410HE glued on top of a SVT115. Should sound fine too.

    I think each section is 4 ohms and they're connected in series in the combined mode for 8 ohms...but I may be mistaken.

    The real question is, is your body up to hauling it and do you have a big enough vehicle to haul it?
  4. TheSmoothness31


    Jul 13, 2012
    So if I want to use one head to power all five speakers, I need something that's about 500w @ 8 ohms to give myself a little headroom? Help! I'm a total wattage/ohms noob.
  5. oinkbanana


    Oct 20, 2011
    this is the only back plate picture I can find
    8ohm 400watts.
    I wouldn't run it with a 500watt amp, you might blow some of your speakers
    I'd stick to 400watts @ 8ohms

    You could also run the cab in parallel 400watts @ 2ohms (using a cable into the high and low)

    I'd expect the 410 section to be LOUDER then then single 15", so watch out trying to get the 15" to keep up.
    I'm think the high attenuator is for the horn and not the entire 410 portion.

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