carvin 210 and 410

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by markG, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. markG


    May 26, 2000
    I have the Carvin rc210 combo, and I was thinking about getting a 410 cab as an extension. The bi-amp has two extension one for full range speakers and one for lows. What should i plug the 410 into if i get it.
  2. MikeyD


    Sep 9, 2000
    Make sure you follow the Carvin user's manual to the letter. It is very clear on how to connect cabinets. I have the RC210, but bought it with their 1x18 extension cabinet. I'm sure a 4x10 will make for a better sound, but Carvin's 2x10 and 4x10 are a little weak in the bottom octave or so. If you like serious fundamental frequencies (especially if your bass goes down to low B), you would do better getting a 1x15 or 1x18 - or someone else's 4x10.

    Since the two cabinets you are considering handle almost the same range, I strongly urge going full-range (i.e., forget about bi-amping). The 2x10 is 4 ohms and the 4x10 (Carvin's) is 8 ohms. I'd recommend simply plugging the 2x10 (internal to the RC210) into the high output and the 4x10 to the low. If you don't bi-amp, it won't matter much anyway.

    - Mike