Bergantino, EBS; hookup and volume question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by inazone, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    I have a Bergantino 322 and a EBS Td650 head. The head is about 520 watts @ 4ohms and 650 watts@ 2ohms. Its the perfect sound for me but Im maxed out on power and volume. The band has two marshall 4x12 cabs and a pevey for guitars (three loud guitar cabs). Last night at a gig I ran the 322 and two bergantino 1x12s, all at a 2ohm load. The volume and sound was great but Im worried about pushing the head so hard and yet under powering the cabs. My question is would it be allright if I powered one cab with the head then line out of the head into a power amp to power another cab. I was thinking about getting another 322, 2x10 or the 2x12. Wich one would you choose and how much power should I be looking at. I would use the two 1x12s or the nv610 that I have but I need two be able to stack the cabs to save room on stage. I might have to sell the nv610 to get another cab. Thanks for your opinions and help! BTW, ya I use ear plugs.
  2. iplaybass


    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Wow. Just an opinion, but if the 322 alone can't stand up against your guitarists, never mind with the 12's added, you need your band to TURN DOWN. From what I've heard, the 322 has a high sensitivity and is very very loud! With 520 watts, it should be shaking walls! That setup should be more than loud enough. As per underpowering your cabs, you can't. No such thing so long as the signal from your amp isn't clipping. I use 5 10's with 500 watts, and I've never not been loud enough.

    PS: I bet that rig sounds amazing. If its not loud, I'll send you mine. Straight trade. :D
  3. fast slapper

    fast slapper

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
    The NV610 alone isn't loud enough?!

    The head is actually rated at 460(RMS) watts max at 4 ohms. Make sure you boost your low mids.
  4. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    SW, OK
    The first main question concerns the Td650's reliability under stress; I can't address that (you might want to start a new thread entitled "EBS Td650 reliability").

    The other question I'm not sure I understand. [Oh, yeah, you should be fine using a seperate power amp off the Td650 head.]
    You can't stack the two 112's on top the 322?
    Those should really cut live.
    Two 322's would be awesome (I have a Dem 201S -> QSC PLX1602 (bridged) -> HT322).
    A 212 (if you can find one) should sound good with the 322 (I would put the 212 on top of the 322, lighten the bass-heavyness some).
    A 310 (if you can find one) would really sound good with the 322 (put it on top also).
    Another option I would really like to hear would be two HT115 together with the 322 (probably both 115s on top or maybe one under and one over).

    If you want a tighter, cleaner sound, try for the HT310 (or maybe two HT210).

    I don't think you can go wrong with any Bergie combination assuming your amp(s) can handle 'em.