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Help with a head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bass_masta16, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Ok, so I was thinking about purchasing a Avatar B410 Neo, and then I was thinking about getting a Markbass Little Mark II.

    I was just wondering if this would be TO underpowering.. I would also use a Hartke 410 Transporter to stack, so it would be 4 ohms with the two cabs, and the LM II is 500w at 4ohms correct? So I wouldn't think it would be to underpowering, but what do you think?

    And just as a side note..

    Thats the difference between a normal output jack (1/4" maybe? I don't really know) and a "speakon" output jack?
  2. Well I'll leave the underpowering to somebody a bit more in the know.

    But the speakon connection, from my understanding, is an input that is about the diameter of a coin. It's plastic and has a smaller circle on the inside of the outer ring, you'll see it if you look at the back of many amp heads.

    It's just a different type of conenction, if I understand correctly, although some say they are better than the 1/4"

    Hope i helped in some way,

  3. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    500 watts into 4 ohms will be enough power to drive those cabinets into audible distortion if you use a lot of bass boost, so no, it's not underpowering. It'll be as loud as any sane person could stand.

    No difference between the speakon or 1/4" speaker outputs in most amps except in the type of connector. In a few amps the speakons are wired in a different way for a special application, like the GK horn management system. I don't think the Markbass has anything unusual though. Speakon enthusiasts like them for providing a secure connection and for their ability to handle higher currents than the 1/4". I'd go with the Speakons if you can, but I've often driven a pair of cabinets with a 1000 watt amp at pretty high volume with no appreciable degradation in sound using 1x4" connectors.

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