one 4-10 vs two 2-10 cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RS, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Is there any advantage in using two 210 vs one 410 cab other than portibility?
    Would running two cab vs one sound different?
  2. ASR

    ASR Guest

    Apr 2, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    The only real difference that I could think of would be if you put the cabs in different locations. You would get a broader coverage area. You could also run the two cabs in stereo, which is difficult with a 410 (takes some re-wiring on the inside of the cab)
  3. Yes :D

    Your chances of having the 10" drivers run in closer to their optimum volume is better with a 2x10 than a 4x10.

    Examine the Eden 210XLT and 410XLT. The 4x10 has twice the number of 1060-XL drivers than does the 2x10. Since these are the same drivers in both cabs, the 4x10 should have twice the internal cabinet volume of the 2x10, but it does not. Using external measurements, the 4x10 is only about 41% larger. This means the 10" drivers are crammed into a smaller volume per driver, than they are in the 2x10 cabinet.

    IMO a pair of 2x10 stacked will outperform a single 4x10, same drivers in both. Splitting the cabs on opposite sides of the stage will give you more coverage and flexibility, is stereo-capable, but will lose the +3dB boost from mututal coupling that occurs when they are stacked.

    A pair of 2x10 is easier to pack in the car too :D
  4. You could even set it up for a left-to-right or right-to-left fade thing, with more rewiring.

    That, and your sound will bemuch cleaner, if not LOUDER!!!:D

    Rock on
  5. EString

    EString Guest

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    It won't be louder.