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Highest amp:cab power ratio you've gigged with?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by alexclaber, Apr 12, 2005.


  1. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    And how hard have you pushed it (clip LEDs etc)?

    For me it's 900W per channel from my PLX 3002, into two Acme Low-B2s. So that's 900:350, i.e. about 2.6:1

    And yes, I did have an incident with a Marshall stack that got it clipping. No damage to anything apart from people's eardrums...

    Alex
     
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    1400 stewart 2.1 watts (bridged into 8 ohms) into a bag end S15 rated at 200 watts RMS, 800 watts peak. I was able to get more useable volume out of it (i really didn't expect to have to get that loud, or i woulda brougt another cab), than i was running one side into it (which is 450 watts into 8 ohms). when running it at 450 watts i started clipping it, which at a theoretical max of 900 watts got me worried.

    so, i made it thru the gig, and the lil' BE is still fine, although i was sweating major bullets. :eek:

    ok, someone has to be able to beat 7:1.............. :cool:
     
  3. Joe Beets

    Joe Beets Guest

    Nov 21, 2004
    PLX3002 bridged into one Eden 112XLT. Two years of regular use and it hasn't blown up yet. Which is good, because after mentioning it several times here on the forum it might be a little sticky making a warranty claim to Eden if something happened. :eek:
     
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    and i'm sure there was never any TOF........... :ninja:
     
  5. Joe Beets

    Joe Beets Guest

    Nov 21, 2004
    I've been very lucky. I haven't suffered from T.O.F. since that time I went into GC and played on an Ampeg V4BH head. :eek:
     
  6. Happy MurphDay

    Happy MurphDay

    Mar 9, 2004
    around
    ahh, the "threshold of farting", i'm maxed at 1:1, nothing compared to you guys
     
  7. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    How is this: QSC PL236 stereo into two PV 210TX cabs. That is 1100W (times two) into what was marked as a 350W cab. Saw some red lights too, thank goodness for my custom plugs. This is with a band with a 100W halfstack, balls out AND mic'd, as well as a drumkit mic'd, and the bass playing to the room..... I think I kept up tho, so all is well.


    Lee
     
  8. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    My Acme B2 has eaten the entire output of my Crown CE1000 on a few occaisions. Thats 1100w. or so.
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    A kilowatt bridged into 8x10s (two Eden D-410XLTs) at 4 ohms.
     
  10. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I've run my Stewart 2.1 bridged mono (2100 watts) into a single Acme Low B2, but never on a gig. It's all about restraint!

    jd
     
  11. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    No, practice is about restraint. Gigs are for hanging the boys out and throwing down the rock.

    ...of course, I'm a rocker, I rock out.
     
  12. Two PLX3002, one driving 4x10, the other driving 4x15 subs.
     
  13. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Right now I'm only at .67:1, whenever I get a new poweramp I'm going to be at 1.42:1. or 1:1 depending on the poweramp I choose (PLX 1602 or 2402)
     
  14. Craigle

    Craigle "Careful with that joke, it's an antique!"

    Mar 10, 2004
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Highest I've ever run is my GK 1001RB-II into an old Peavey 1810 cab. No, that's not 18 10" speakers, its an 18 and two tens.

    So, that's 700 watts into a 200 watt cab, so that's 3.5:1. Not as much as some of you guys, but that 18" can definitely eat some power. I've also run just the 18" off of that amp, but the 18's only 8 ohms, so that's still only 3.5 to one.

    I'm pretty sure that 18" could probably take more, not that it would sound very good though. :)
     
  15. Rumzini

    Rumzini

    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    I hated ratios in math class...sooo...I have a QSC RMX bridged at 4 ohms....2400 watts into an Avatar 212 and a 410...was plenty loud.
     
  16. Funkengrooven

    Funkengrooven Turn it down? You gotta be nuts!!

    That would be 5.5:1
    SWR 550x into 1 JBL K-140 (alnico 100 watt) speaker
    Ain't skeered.....
     
  17. andrewd

    andrewd

    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    830 watts bridged mono RMX850 > rated 400watts 4ohm ampeg 410
     
  18. ardorx

    ardorx

    Sep 23, 2004
    Sugar Land, TX
    i used my QSC RMX 1450 bridged/stereo into my genz benz 410 daisy chained with my eden 115, and used the other channel to go to my avatar 2x12. it was loud. that is all.
     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    At (loud) rehearsal I run 2100w from my Stewart 2.1 bridged into a 4 ohm Bergantino HT310 rated at 650W (I think). Phat, phat, phat!
     
  20. jpo259

    jpo259

    Feb 2, 2005
    Corona, CA
    I used my QSC PLX-3402 with my Avatar SB112 last night. That's 1100W (one channel, amp in stereo))into a '500W' cab. No big deal. Crisp and clean and no caffiene!!!