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Ampeg SVT810-E question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by terraplane, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. terraplane


    Oct 14, 2002
    Italy, Palermo
    Hi, I'm on the ampeg website, and reading about the 810-E, I see that the frequency range, is very very limited. It stop the low at 58Hz and the hig frequency at 5Khz. II Can't belive that the "best" ampeg speaker is only a scenic obyect, cause million of people use ampeg 810, and say it sound amazyng...the frequency is an error on the ampeg website? is it not real? Can anybody explain to me?
    Thank you!
  2. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    'cause specs don't tell you everything. The classic Ampeg is not considered a full-range hi-fi cab by any means. It is known for its very focused low-mids that cut through anything. Also, my experience is that you don't necessarily want too much bottom coming from your cab in a live situation.

    When I went shopping for an 8x10, I tried the Ampeg. It had a wonderful, classic sound that was unmistakeable. However, I bought an SWR Megoliath, which is much fuller range. It had a more modern rock sound to it which suited me more.

    Bottom line is buy a cab because it has a sound that you like, not because some specs tell you it is better.
  3. The reason it doesn't have that high end like other cabs, is because it doesn't have a tweeter. I love my 8x10, and since I never used a tweeter on my other cabs to begin with it doesn't bother me.

  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Personally, i like the SVT-410HLF of the SVT-610HLF much better then the SVT-810E. If I were you, I'd use the SVT-2PRO with an SVT-610HLF or 2 SVT 410HLF's.

    I've been thinking of either getting another SVT-410HLF os an SVT 610HLF.

    Why, you ask? Because I'm a nutjob. LOL :)
  5. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Naw, a nut job would want two 610s...hmn...idea forming...
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Actuallu, I meant get an SVT-610HLF & use it alone OR get another SVT-410HLF & use it with my current SVT-410HLF. :)
  7. cjlbass


    Nov 15, 2002
    I think it might very well depend on the kind of music you are playing. An SVT classic and SVT810E can't really be beat for a lot of music, but that is the basic Ampeg Sound. The specs on most cabs don't really mean much. You can still put out mind numbing volume on an open B-string on your 5 through the 810E, as well as have enough clarity to slap. That cab basicly moves air by truckloads. On the other hand if you want and need the super deep low end and ultra-hifi tone go for the SVT410HLF with a 4Pro, or a 6x10.
    Then there is the not inconsequential issue of moving the 8x10. Do you drive a van or do you drive a 2 door 1994 Ford Escort?
  8. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Or in your case (and quite possibly mine;) ) 6 D210XSTs!!!!!

    :D :D


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