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Mesa Boogie Road Ready 4x10 ohm?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Overdrive777, Apr 10, 2018.


  1. Overdrive777

    Overdrive777

    May 29, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa/Boogie
    Hi!
    I may be about to buy a used Mesa Boogie Road Ready 4x10 to match my Walkabout.
    The cab is 8 ohm. BUT does anyone know what the speakers are inside the box? 8 or 32 ohm?
    I will be able to make it a 2 ohm cab instead to match my Walkabout better:)
     
  2. The Walkabout is a 4Ω minimum amplifier. It’s not a good idea to go below that. If you do, the amplifier will be in jeopardy and the volume gain insignificant.
     
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  3. Overdrive777

    Overdrive777

    May 29, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa/Boogie
    According to many users here on TB it's safe to use it in 2 ohm:)
     
  4. But not according to the people who actually made the unit. Running into 2Ω is eating away at the safety overhead that was built into these amps. I would much rather go by what the manufacturer says than some TB members who may or may not have any technical skills. May I also remind you that if the amplifier fails it’s you who will have to pay for the repair and not some TBer.
     
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  5. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    Are you thinking of the Subway D-800?
     
  6. If you are really a Mesa endorsee, shouldn't your artist rep be able to set you up and answer your questions ?
     
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  7. Overdrive777

    Overdrive777

    May 29, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa/Boogie
    I am, but I thought this would be an easy question here:)
     
  8. Overdrive777

    Overdrive777

    May 29, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa/Boogie
    No, I was thinking of the Walkabout. I own the D800 as well but I love the Walkabout even more:)
     
  9. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    I did a bit of research, and there certainly are TB members suggesting it handle a 2 ohm load in some older threads I found. However, directly from Mesa..

    The WalkAbout delivers a smooth, warm, musical sounding 300 watts into 4 Ohms with hybrid architecture using a 4-stage tube preamp and driver and a mosfet power block we refer to as Simul-State™ Power.

    It certainly is an easy question, with an easy answer. The manufacturer says it's rated at 4 ohms, so you should run it at 4 ohms.

    If I were you, I'd avoid doing it, and keep this in mind if you do...

     
  10. Overdrive777

    Overdrive777

    May 29, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa/Boogie
    Ok. Maybe I will look for a 4 ohm instead. Sadly they don´t make the Road Ready cabs anymore...:(
     
  11. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    A Road Ready 410? I couldn't even lift a picture of one these days!

    My RR 210 and 115 had EV speakers in them and those stupid heavy cabs totally screwed my back.

    OK they sounded so good and I kept using them even though I was having issues but prepare for a bad back for life if you get an RR 410.
     
  12. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Those are 8 ohm drivers

    We do not recommend the walkabout into a 2 ohm load. It should protect itself ok, but it's not good for the amp.
     
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  13. Overdrive777

    Overdrive777

    May 29, 2006
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa/Boogie
    Thank you Agedhorse!
    Ok. Then I will just keep my PH610 (which I really love!!) and maybe looking for a separate road case.
     
  14. johnson79

    johnson79

    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Those Road Ready cabs are tanks. I had a Powerhouse JR and aside from a broken caster that thing was absolutely bulletproof.
     

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