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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by monroe55, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. monroe55


    Mar 17, 2009
    Im about to buy a powr amp. I have 2 8ohm speaker cabs at 300watts and 350 watts. Would it be better to buy an amp that matches this wattage per speaker or one that puts out higher watts per channel thus, leaving "headroom"?
    Basically, Im choosing between the Carvin DCM1500 or the 2000. DCM1500=300watts/channel 8ohms
    DCM2000= 425watts/channel 8ohms
  2. Stumbo

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  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Having more power in reserve than you will ever pump through your cabinets is always a good thing. In your case whether you buy the DCM1500 or the DCM2000 is a moot point - because you don't have to run the power amp in stereo mode: you can always bridge the amp to run @ 4 ohms...and thus have way more reserve than you'll ever need.

    (If you don't know what "bridging" is, do a search on that...)


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