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Listing of (mono) heads that will do 2 ohms

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by the dude, Nov 21, 2004.


  1. the dude

    the dude Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Indy
    I was under the mistaken assumption that there were only a handful of heads with a manufacturer's blessing for 2 ohm loads. (Excluding stereo heads that have 2 4 ohm outputs.)

    I've just leared Thunderfunk is one.

    Obviously, I can also add the SVTCL head as it has a 2/4 ohm switch.

    What other heads will (with their maker's blessing) handle a 2 ohm load - tube or SS?
     
  2. Eden Time Traveller 330


    230 @ 8 ohms (fan stays off)
    330 @ 4 ohms (fan may come on after awhile)
    420 @ 2 ohms (fan lowers your heating bill)
     
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  3. Fender 800 Pro will handle 2 ohm load. It's 800 watts RMS at 4 ohms, 1200 watts RMS at 2 ohms. All solid state. It was pretty bombproof when I had one.
     
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  4. Here are some amps that I have direct experience with:

    Aguilar DB750 (hybrid) 975w @ 2ohms, 750w @ 4ohms
    Aguilar DB728 (tube) 400w @ 2/4/8 ohms *note: power amp only, not a head*
    EBS Fafner (hybrid) 600w @ 2ohms, 500(?) @ 4ohms
    Trace Elliot V8 (tube) 400w @ 2/4 ohms

    Many of the Trace Elliot amps will do 2/4 ohms... it varies by model and power rating.
     
  5. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    According to the manual, my red-face [older] SWR Bass 350 will go to 2 ohms. I don't know about the newer models, however.

    Provides 450 watts out 2 ohms. And only weighs 21 pounds.

    FWIW, I'm currently running an 8-ohm Avatar 1-12 and a 4-ohm Avatar 1-12 for a Z=2.67 Ohms. No problems here!

    It's a hybrid -- tube pre and SS power stage.

    dcr
     
  6. Carvin B1500, 2000 Watts @ 2 ohm, on sale right now
    for $659.00.
     
  7. all EBS amps handles 2 ohm
    many peavey amps, most of them i think?
    ampeg B5R (500w)
    EA 800
    phil jones bass
    mesa 400 plus and some of their other models as well.
    marshall vba 400 2/4 ohm
    bassman/sunn 300 2/4/8 ohm

    got you something to start with?
     
  8. do you have one. any reviews out there?
    that's only 33 cents/watt.
     
  9. strah

    strah

    Oct 1, 2004
    Stockholm/Sweden
    Trace Elliot V6
     
  10. SWR red head 350
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, of course, the Eden WT-550.
     
  12. SWR 350x
    240 W @ 8 ohms
    350 W @ 4 ohms
    450 W @ 2 ohms
     
  13. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Are you sure about that? It was my understanding that while the Thunderfunk can indeed handle 2 ohms, Dave does not recommend it.

    - Frank.
     
  14. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    600@ 8
    800@ 4
    600@ 2

    and sounds REALLY good to me
     
  15. slinkp

    slinkp

    Aug 29, 2003
    brooklyn, NY, USA
    AI Clarus (300w at 2 ohms) or Clarus SL (350w at 2 ohms).
     
  16. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    ampeg b4r 1000 watts at 2 ohms
     
  17. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    I've got one, but I haven't used it at 2 ohms. It has a pretty flat (in the positive, hi-fi, sense) sound, with excellent high-frequency extension. I like it.
     
  18. Arranger

    Arranger

    Mar 9, 2003
    Pennsylvania
    From the TFB420 owners' manual:
    "The total speaker system impedence may not be lower than 4ohms; doing so will void the warranty."
     
  19. the dude

    the dude Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Indy
    Yah, I know. I mentioned that in Smash's "THUNDERFUNK! - got one today!" thread and was directed here.
     
  20. jawzzz

    jawzzz Supporting Member

    May 23, 2003
    Denver Colorado
    Kustom Groove Bass 1200



    1200 Watts @ 2 Ohms
    800 Watts @ 4 Ohms
    500 Watts @ 8 Ohms

    I am thinking bout' this one as a backup.