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Mesa Walkabout with Powerhouse 1x15

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hunterred43, Mar 5, 2013.


  1. hunterred43

    hunterred43

    Aug 31, 2012
    I have been looking at a used walkbout and a powerhouse 1x15.
    There are two different powerhouse cabs one is rated at 400 and one at 600. I know the 600w is 8 ohms. I don't know the ohms on the 400. Will a walkabout power one of those its rated at 360 at 4 ohms and 165 at 8, but that head doesn't have trouble powering a walkabout scout combo with 1x15
     
  2. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Amateur. Take my advice for its resale value.
    It's going to be a better, more efficient setup with a 4ohms cab.

    But yes, it will work with either...
     
  3. hunterred43

    hunterred43

    Aug 31, 2012
    thanks i'll have to call on the other speaker and see about it.
     
  4. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    I have an earlier, 400W powerhouse 1x15, and it's 8 ohm.
     
  5. hunterred43

    hunterred43

    Aug 31, 2012
    Do you like the single 15 and what are you driving it with?
     
  6. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    They are both going to be 8 ohms. Just the 400w is the older version, that's all.
     
  7. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Amateur. Take my advice for its resale value.
    If that's the case, and the OP still wants a 15" driver, then I would suggest looking into something else....
     
  8. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    No, if you're going with a small cab, like a 115, 210, 112, it SHOULD be an 8 ohm cab, so you're able to add a 2nd cab tyo it. Makes no sense to use a small 4 ohm cab with that amp. None. "Getting all the watts" is a goal that is based in mythology.
     
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Agreed 100% - with today's wattage as cheap as it is, it's not hard to get an amp that'll push 300 or more watts thru an 8 ohm load - and a smaller cab like that realy can't use much more than that, anyways... I've been using a Streamliner 900 thru a RR115 with a blues band side project, and it's more than enough for that...


    - georgestrings
     

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