Amplifier question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassPlayer900, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. BassPlayer900


    Oct 19, 2011
    I have never played through an amp that wasn't a practice amp, so I hardly know much about different kinds of amplifiers.

    Anyway, I was just wondering if it's possible to use an amp cabinet without an amp head attached to it, because I've never seen pictures or videos of people using them without one. For example, could an Ampeg SVT 210AV cabinet be used by itself? I know this is a weird question, but like I said, I know hardly anything about different kinds of amps.
  2. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    A dedicated speaker cabinet has NO power - it's passive. It requires power from an amp to put out sound.

    Combo setup is composed of the following - pre-amp (tone section) with a power section, then the power goes straight into the cabinet. An all-in-one solution.
  3. BassPlayer900


    Oct 19, 2011
    Oh, okay. Thanks!
  4. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    You could use it as an end table or beer stand. :D

    BTW you are not the first to ask this question ;)
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