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How much can an SWR Henry The 8th handle?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mario Lewis, Apr 19, 2004.


  1. Mario Lewis

    Mario Lewis

    Jul 6, 2001
    Clinton, MD
    I'm thinking about getting a used SWR Henry the 8th (8x8 cab) locally for a good price. It's rated at 480 RMS. But my amp puts out 650 at 4 ohms (max)

    Safe to run it with that kind of additional headroom, ya think?
     
  2. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Astoria, Oregon
    It will be fine. From my experience they are very conservatively rated. Not sure about the newer ones but the older ones realy pumped.


    Dan
     
  3. Mario Lewis

    Mario Lewis

    Jul 6, 2001
    Clinton, MD
    Based on your experience, how do these cabs handle lows, like on the B string below the 5th fret and open E thumps? The specs seem impressive, but I don't know if it's Manuf. hype or accurate. If the power rating was conservative, how true is the Freq response and efficiency?
     
  4. dmielke

    dmielke

    Mar 25, 2004
    I played a five string Quake bass tuned to regular 5-string tuning, and the low B is just fine - nice and tight. The owner of the rig said when he had it detuned 1/2 a step, it started to lose it's grip on the note, so it's obviously voiced to handle a low B.

    Dustin