Ampeg SVT 18E?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Brendan, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    There's an 8 ohm 18" listed for about 150 (at the moment) on E-bay...with an RMS hadling of 175 watts. Isn't that kind of low, for a subwoofer? I'd think something like that would need a lot more power to produce lows.

    (I'm thinkin about putting in a bid for this later, if I can talk my folks into it...then again, maybe not...)
  2. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    I had one of those for awhile. Great sounding cab, even by itself believe it or not. I think it was meant to be matched with an Ampeg 210 or 410, 200 watt cab powered by a 350 watt amp like the svt 200T or Svt 350 H or B2r. That way each cab would get 175 watts. I used it with an Ampeg 410 cab and it really kicked out the low end. They pop up on ebay every once in awhile. If you can get it for $250 or less, Go for it.
  3. dirtytone


    Nov 9, 2012
    I have one! Good cab. I go through the 18 8ohm and an svt15en wit a hartke 3500 and it kicks! I get my dirty tone! Lol. Low, loud and brawl growl!
  4. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    The SVT-18 was the subwoofer type model. Its cab was 22.5 deep and was a 500 watt/4ohm model.

    The SVT-18E was more of a full range type model. It's cab was only 16" deep and had the 8 ohm/175 watt driver.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 it's not a subwoofer, just a pretty big full range bass cab. The diameter of a spkr is not an indication of how "low it will go".
  6. oinkbanana


    Oct 20, 2011
    this is a pic of the svt18 4ohm 500watt version from the back showing how deep the box is.
    this baby moves air like a sub.