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Carvin cab/heads and cab/head general

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nick Ioannucci, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. i was looking at the carvin brx512, and its a 500w head(at 2 ohms) and the 2x12 cab is 8 ohms(225w) so does this mean that im going to get all 500w out of that head or just 225.... i dont really get it. please help.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, that's right, but the power coming out of the head at 8 ohms is not related to the power rating of the cab. Coincidentally, the amp is rated at 225 watts at 8 ohms, so that's what you'll get.
  3. I know. The cab's not rated at 225 W; it's an 8 ohm cab that is rated at 600 W. The only thing 225 applies to is the amp's rated output at 8 ohms.

    Quite true: the cab's power rating does not determine the amount of power the amp can put out. The cab's impedance, however, can.
  4. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    Why don't you spend a little more & get the B1500?
    225 watts is only 1/3 of what the cab wants & needs.
    I have the B1512 package & it rocks!
  5. AFWbass


    Jul 16, 2005
    Monroe, CT
    So I was reading this thread on TB one night...and I realized that the person who started the post had a user name strangely familiar to someone I know...

    ...infact, someone that owes me a lesson on upright.