how much volume will I loose?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, May 2, 2001.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I´m choosing between a bagend s15d and an Ashdown ABM 410. They are both rated at 103 dB @ 1W/ 1m. I know the bagend has less conearea and therefore move less air and they don´t have the same frequencyresponse. But how much volume will I loose compared to the 410? Will it be a big difference?
    My main reason for wanting the bag end is the weight and it´s great reviews. I can always add another s15d when I can afford it but it would be great to have a 44 pound speakercab in one hand, my Ashdownhead in the other and my bass in my gigbag on my back.
  2. Well, at least according to the specs, they're equally loud. But the 4x10 will sound punchier, and the 1x15 will sound more earth shaking. So, in the real world, the 4x10 will appear louder, because its frequency range is more like that of the human ear. Which is more susceptible to mid frequencies. Which is where the "punch" is.

    But on a decibel meter, they'll give you the same readout.