Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Ampeg SVT410HE vs 2 x SVT210HE

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Aslan, Oct 23, 2003.


  1. Two Ampeg SVT 210HEs

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. One Ampeg SVT 410HE

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Aslan

    Aslan

    Sep 20, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hi!
    I have done some searching, but can't find answers to my questions...
    I have an Ampeg SVT-410HLF that I really like. Great tone and power. But when I play with my band on bigger stages (1000+), I need another cab to get more power. I can't find another HLF used here in Sweden, so my options are like this:

    1. Buy two SVT210HEs to get 4ohm to match my HLF
    and great portability for smaller gigs

    2. Buy one SVT410HE in 8ohm and balance the
    output with my power amp.

    Has any tried to play with two 210s? How is the bottom end with two 210s compared to one 410?

    Thankful for any replies!

    Andreas
     
  2. citizen

    citizen

    Jan 24, 2003
    FRANCE,paris
    i think you should go for 2*10 and 1*15!!!
    if you don t like this combination, go for a 4*10.
    But, i was on a 8*10 classic ampeg last year, and i was incredibly surprised by the sound of a 4*10 by EBS.
    EBS makes straight excelent cabs,and it realy runs with svt heads.It keeps the ampeg sound.

    Try it!!;)
     
  3. Aslan

    Aslan

    Sep 20, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thanks citizen for our reply!

    I want to use my HLF in the rig and I'm a little scared to blow the 15E 'cause it's only rated 200W RMS. I've heard of people who did this. Is that right?
    Any more thoughts about the two 210s combination?
     
  4. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Hiya. I think the two 210HEs would be a cool combo because then you could use 1 210, 2 210, 1 410 + 1 210, or 1 410 + 2 210, giving you plenty of options... But I think that for the same price you could get another 410 HLF. I think that is a better sounding cab.
     
  5. Arranger

    Arranger

    Mar 9, 2003
    Pennsylvania
    one 2x10 and one 1x15 is a nice versitile combo. A single 15 seems to capture a lot of frequencies that numerous 10s might miss.

    The 1x15 is useless by itself, even without a low pass filter.

    The 2x10 is great for small clubs by itself.
    I have a 210 pro Ampeg that is no longer available. Actually I have two 2x10pros and one 1x15. Running just the pair of 2x10s is not as full bodied as running the 2x10 with a 1x15.

    I like these cabinets and would never buy a 4x10. I don't have that many good friends.