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Hartke and watts???????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by afroman, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Today at a store I played through a Hartke 2000 head and a Hartke 4.5XL. According to specs, the head would have been putting out 120 watts since the cab is 8 ohms. It sounded pretty loud to me, and only at volume 3.

    I'm planning on getting a Hartke 3500 head (350watts at 8 ohms and 240watts at 4 ohms) and I want to match it with a 410BXL. OK, I if I get the 3500 and I buy a 410BXL (400 watts/8 ohms) and a 210XL (200 watts/8 ohms), and I put them all together: what would be the aprox. wattage that each cab would recieve????? will the watts split up in two????

    if I use the 210XL alone with the 3500 and put out 240 Watts, would this output overwhelm the 210XL??????
    would it overwhelm the 210TP(150 watts/8 ohms)?????????

    Sorry for all these questions but if I want to learn what better place than TalkBass and you guys.

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I had never played through a 410 before, all I can say is WOW !
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Yes, each is 8 ohms so each gets half the wattage.

    Nope, speakers can usually take up to double their rated wattage. Ratings are made with continuous tones, music is not continuous.

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