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Need Help with amp head & speaker watt rating

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Oldie but noobe, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. I have been searching for a while I am just confused.

    I now have an 800RB. I came across a used Avatar 210 I really wasn't paying attention and I jumped on the Avatar. I come to find out that the original speakers were changed to 200watts each @ 4 ohm (in parallel). The 800RB has 300 watt output @ 4 ohm.

    Did I shoot myself in the foot or will I be OK?
    Does 2 @ 200 equal 400 making it safe for my 300 watt amp

    Thanks for your patiece. :D
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Yes it's safe, those power ratings do add, but many folks here actually prefer to go the other way, with the power amp rating being higher than the cab's rating. Take a look in the AMP Forum FAQ at this thread, for instance: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91962

    Or here, a current one: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167696

    The bottom line is, you still have to use your ears and some common sense to avoid blowing speakers. In many cases, if you can't get loud enough with your current rig, adding more speakers is the best approach to remedying the problem. This opens up another can or worms, impedance isssues, but just enjoy what you've got for now, m'kay? :cool:
  3. Thanks Charlie I am at peace now ;)