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Gallien Krueger 410Mbe (4ohms vs 8 ohms?)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HunterBurgan4Me, Feb 27, 2013.


  1. HunterBurgan4Me

    HunterBurgan4Me

    Mar 6, 2010
    So I'm thinking of buying this to pair with my Ampeg SVT7 pro and it comes at either 800w at 4ohms or 800w at 8 ohms.

    What is the practical difference between these two?

    And does this mean that you can't change the impedance?
     
  2. The two cabs will have different speakers. How they differ from there, I dont know. What I do know is the SVT 7 Pro will have more than enough power to drive either cab into destruction. There is no advantage to the 4 Ohm cab. The advantage to the 8 Ohm cab is you could add a second matching cab for a substantial volume boost.
     
  3. ^ go with the 8 ohm cab. Period!
     
  4. HunterBurgan4Me

    HunterBurgan4Me

    Mar 6, 2010
    Thanks guys :)
     
  5. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Truth- +1 the 8 ohm version is the smart choice.
     
  6. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    Your Ampeg SVT7 pro head has 600W at 8 Ohms?!

    Peaks might even be hard for the 8 Ohms GK MBE cab.
    The 1000W at 4 Ohms might cause death of the cab ...

    And if 600W aren't enough for you, you need more than a 410 solution!
    Your problem wouldn't be the power but the surface / zone. This can only be solved by more than one 410 cab.
    But if this problem occurs in a rehersal room, club, town hall, you have a much bigger problem with the man at the PA, your ears or the audience (which hears nothing but bass)! "Weak 600W" are problems for a football stadium ...
     
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    8 Ohms. What they said.
     
  8. AdamR

    AdamR

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    The amp cant run a 2ohm load. If you run 2 4ohm cabs its 2ohms
    2 8ohms cabs is 4ohms which is safe.
     

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