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comments on this rig, please (Acme)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, Oct 2, 2001.


  1. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I was going to buy a big Ashdown cab with 2*10 and 1*15 (heavy and bulky).
    My new idea for a rig is:
    My current head Ashdown ABM300 into
    a 210 cab (probably an Ashdown ABM210).
    From the subout jack of the head into a poweramp (maybe QSC?) into a Acme Low B-2W (subversion)or fullrange into a Low B-2.
    This seems like a really versatile rig IMO. I can take one of the 210`s and my head to smaller gigs.

    Any comments on this? Should I go with 8 or 4 ohm cabs?
     
  2. It looks like all of the QSC amps will drive a 2 ohm load.

    I would go with the 4 ohm ACME cabinets. This will cause the amp to deliver more power and you can still add another ACME cab later if needed and power it with the QSC amp.

    If you ever plan to drive it with a different amp that is rated as 4 ohm minimum (like the ABM300) and hook up another cab in parallel with it (like the ABM210), get the ACME 8 ohm.

    It looks like a good setup. Just be aware that the ACME will require a lot more power than the ABM210. To get the small size and the low frequency, they had to trade for efficeincy.