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OK to stand my Avatar 210 on end?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Orpheus55, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Port Charlotte, FL
    Due to an extremely small stage footprint and 10 players, it has been recommended that I stand my Avatar 210 cab on its side (recessed speaker handles on top & bottom); because it is ported along the bottom, I'm wondering if this would cause a significance change of tone. Anyone else play their cab vertically?
  2. bluesrx

    bluesrx Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Lakeland, Fl.
    I have 2- 8 ohm Avatar 2x10 cabs. Depending on the size of the room I use either one or both of the cabs and always turn them vertically. When using both, I stack vertically with the slot ports on the same side.
  3. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    I did it for years. The only change is a little better audibility from the top speaker being closer to your ears. Highly recommended.
  4. bluesrx

    bluesrx Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Lakeland, Fl.
    There is a thread that deals with vertical stacking of identical cabs. I believe it discusses the physics of phase cancelation...
  5. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    It depends which end. :D

    Actually, you can stand it on either end. I do it all the time.
  6. noahw1


    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I stand mine on end all the time with zero issues.
  7. username1


    Dec 28, 2005
    alberta canada
    You will get better midrange dispersion by standing it on its side.
  8. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    As you can see from my avatar I never stack mine on their sides :D
  9. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    I have used my two B210 Delta's like that for years. So I'm supporting what the other people on the thread are saying. I have rarely needed to use both cabinets but I love how my rig sounds with both cabinets stacked vertically. Very defined and they are more audible to the rest of the band at lower volumes. It helps keep the stage volume down so the sound guys like it too.
  10. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Vertically is the only way to stack a 210 IMHO, unless it's one of thise diagonally mounted 210's, and then it doesn't matter so much.
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Yep...and it's also okay to store your stuff on the back porch exposed to the elements.


  12. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Always vertical for me. (Two Avatar Neo 210's stacked as a vertical 410.)

    It may seem that you lose some low end when the cabs are vertical, you don't, it's that you can now hear your mid/highs better with the speakers up closer to your ears along with the lows.

    In the horizontal the mid/high content is blowing past your knees.
  13. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I do that with the SWR 2X10 at work. I don't notice any significant difference.
  14. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
  15. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Port Charlotte, FL
    Great advice. I gigged last night with the cab on end and it worked out perfectly! The PF500 looks great atop the smaller surface as well.
  16. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Get you a second Avatar 210 cabinet and stack em' as a vertical 410 (same footprint on stage).....You'll love it!!!!!

    I drive my two with either my Ampeg PF-500 head or my G.K. MB-500 head.....
    With a 4 ohm load (to my ears anyway) the PF-500 opens up.