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Is it possible

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by denton57, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    to blow the speaker(s) on an Avatar Neo 212 thats rated to handle 600 watts with a 200 watt tube head? I think this is just what I have done. Weird static noises on certain notes. I did have it cranked for a few minutes, and it did fart some. I just assumed it could handle a little 200 watt head :scowl:
  2. illidian


    Jul 2, 2004
    Yes, that's very possible.

    A 200 watt tube amp creates much more than two hundred watts when it's cranked. If I recall correctly, tube output is measured cleanly - before the overdrive starts kicking in. So by the time you're dimed, the amp is producing much more than two hundred watts.
  3. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Any amp can blow any speakers under the right (wrong) circumstances.
  4. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Yeah but...I wasn't playing real hard, and the volume wasnt on 10...it was about 8. I guess I just expected more from the cab. Would this mean it couldn't handle a 300 watt tube head at around 6? :rollno:
  5. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I think it's actually unlikely. Could there be another root cause such as a bad cable?
  6. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    I have been swapping out preamp tubes. Maybe its one of them. I hope it is.
  7. fatsobasso


    Dec 24, 2005
    Ormond florida
    is you clip the pre-amp you can blow speakers.