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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rog19702001, Jan 6, 2012.


  1. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    Is it possible to use a Laney richter 410 cab and richter 110 cab both rated at 250watts 8 ohms each with a Hartke lh500? Am i right in thinking that 250watts x2 equals 500watts? So long as i use BOTH cabs..? The lh500 has 2 8ohm outputs..
     
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    The 110 will get 250w, the 410 will get 250w, for 62.5w per driver. That's not a good idea.
     
  3. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    just checked the specs and it tells me that the laney 410 is 800watts(program) and the 115 is 300watts(program).. don`t knw if this makes a difference..
     
  4. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    It's a horrible mismatch and the 110 would add next to nothing to your overall output. The only reason to do it is if you just had to run the 110 to someone on the other side of the stage who was having trouble hearing you. Even then, keep it's volume fairly low so as to not damage it. Don't consider it as part of your playing to the audience sound. More of a personal monitor for someone.
     
  5. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    just spoken to an Ashdown tech guy who agrees that using the laney cabs is not an option... looking at buying an Ashdown MAG410 and Mag115 to go with the Hartke lh500..
     
  6. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Is it a 1x10 or a 1x15??? In either case it's a bad idea just as Bill opined.
     
  7. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    i currently have a 1x10 with my Laney set up but I am thinking of buying the Ashdown MAG 1x10 along with the Ashdown Mag 4x10 with the Hartke lh500.
     
  8. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    I have a 1x10 with my Laney set up but i`m now considering the Ashdown MAG 1x10 and the Ashdown MAG 410 to go with the Hartke lh500.
     
  9. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Are you planning to use the 1x10 with the 4x10 at the same time full range? If so, that would just be irresponsible. If you were biamping and splitting off mids/highs to a dedicated 10 inch (guitar?) driver, that'd be a different story.

    As far as a 1x15 + 4x10 setup goes, the 1x15 is only equivalent to a 2x10 and more likely to crumple under power when mismatched with another cab much like those 1x10's. Get another 410 and get more of what you like.
     
  10. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    What a salesman.:rollno:

    You can play your Laney410. As long as you like how it sounds and is loud enough for you, there's no reason to go giving this little twerp a sale....especially not that combination of cabs.
     
  11. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    oh my head lol.. I`m actually trying to acheive a sound that I like that cuts through a live mix without having to turn the volume to 11 and distort my tone.. i`m not too fussed on the heavy lows so i guess a 1x15 is redundant.. To obtain the full 500watts from the lh500 head i`m told i need 2 cabs at 8ohms.. so I understand that 2 MAG 410 cabs would be more benificial?
     
  12. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yes, 2 matching 4x10's is what you want. And, fyi, a 1x15 does not equate with "more lows".
     
  13. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    Can`t thank you guys enough.. cheers.. keep the info coming though.. I notice that the rear of the Hartke lh500 has 2 8 ohms outputs.. if each of these is sent to a 4x10 8 ohm cab does this equate to 4 ohms?
     
  14. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    Yes.

    Your Hartke also uses a Fender style tonestack. If you're familiar with that, cool. If not, search it up so you're not shooting in the dark looking for a workable sound. Basically start by cranking up the mid knob and turning the bass and treble down. Adjust from there as needed, while playing with your band. Solo tone usually doesn't sit well in a band and band tone sometimes doesn't sound all that great soloed.
     
  15. Yes. Or get one G-K NEO 412 (4 ohm cab), loud, clean and projects really well.
     
  16. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    You`ve hit the nail on the head will33.. in the mix when i`m set nice for a solo or quiet song i struggle to get the tone and volume i like but when i get that tone and i come to a solo then i`m slightly distorted.. my Laney rb9 just doesn`t feel adequate enough.. i fancied the Hartke lh500 as it`s an increase in power and also a straight forward control and i favoured the Ashdown cabs and just happened to call them to get clarification that they are compatible with that head..
     
  17. rog19702001

    rog19702001

    Jan 1, 2012
    Too expensive on my budget with the Hartke head.. B-string
     

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