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Eden WT-550 vs WT-800c to pair with my 410XLT?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Taustin Powers, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Is there a significant difference in power/volume? My drummer and guitarist are fairly loud, but not unreasonable. I would only need to rely on the amp in the practice room, on stage it would always be DI'd to the PA.

    I know the 800c has a lot more bells and whistles (EQ bands etc.), but I don't really need them. My only worry is that I might have to push the 500 too hard without comfortable headroom...?

    Cab is the 4 Ohm version btw.
  2. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    I went through this exact dilemma recently and was set on the 550 w/ 4ohm 410xlt. I was able to try the rig in a gig setting and found that I couldn't push the 550 as much as I wanted to without the output limit light coming on. Granted, the stage volume was louder than usual, but I could have used more. I was going to opt for the 800c but have decided on a GK 2001rb and neo412 which are on their way.
  3. babebambi


    Jan 7, 2008
    the wt800c, contrary to your believe, is very similar to the wt550. the only few extra is the ability to bi-amp, to play in stereo, and more power, and an pre-eq FX loop. The EQ section is exactly the same.

    if your 410 is 8ohm,
    wt550 300watt@8ohm
    wt800c 300watt@8ohm (1 side)
    wt800c 880watt@8ohm (bridge mono)

    if your 410 is 4ohm
    wt550 550watt@4ohm
    wt800c 400watt@4ohm (1 side)
    wt800c 1100watt@4ohm (bridge mono)

    in the rare case if your 410 is re-wired to 2 ohm
    wt550 750watt@2ohm
    wt800c 550watt@2ohm (1side)
    wt800 cannot run 2ohm bridge

    the wt800c has quite an edge over the wt550 power-wise, except at 2 ohm.

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