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peavey 115 combo extension help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by matatak6, Apr 22, 2009.


  1. matatak6

    matatak6

    Apr 16, 2009
    hi, ive just bought a combo 115 (300watts @2 ohms) and need advice on extension cab. Do i find a 4 ohm cab so i can get the full 300 watts (at 2 ohms) or should/can i use an 8 ohm cab? (tried to research it a bit, and i think this will make it 2.6 ohms ?)

    if its 210 watts at 4 ohms, at 2.6 ohms it would be slighlty louder than 4 ohms ,but also slighlty quiter than 2 ohms?

    just not sure wether to get 4 or 8 ohm cab ?

    im thinking 8 ohms would be fine, but is there any major drawbacks with this choice?

    thanks in advance for any help...
     
  2. From peavey's website:
    "300 watts (2 ohms) used with 4 ohms external speaker"
     
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Get a 4 ohm ext cab. Prefferably, another 15.
     
  4. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    You could also get a 2x10 4 ohm cab and have a nice little 2x10/1x15 setup.
     
  5. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Houston,Tx
    You can use an 8 ohm speaker, and it will load the ohm rating to 2.6 something ,which is ok for that amp ( I've got a combo 300 and use a 2x10 or another 4x10 cabinet, depending on the gig, and both of those cabinets are 8 ohm ), get what you think sounds good ...but technically a 4 ohm cabinet is best. and i might add ..it will be plenty loud for small clubs, etc.
     
  6. Herrlster

    Herrlster

    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    Similar question, actually almost exactly the same but I'm not bright when it comes to bass amps and cabs and such.

    I have an older (3 or 4 years) Peavey TNT 115 combo amp. The Peavey site says its 150 watts at 4 ohms and 200 watts at 2 ohms. I want to get an extension cab for it, preferrably a 210. What watts and ohms does the 210 cab need to be?

    I was lookin' at this 210, would it work?

    http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend...X-210-EX-2X10-Bass-Speaker-Cabinet?sku=600561
     
  7. That peavey cab would work, but I would suggest you to take a look to avatar speakers B210. $299 plus shipping and you get a 4 ohm, 500 watt cab that weights only 44 pounds.
     
  8. pjh2112

    pjh2112

    Jan 28, 2009
    Georgia
    I have the Peavey 115 Combo and I have a Peavey TVX 210 to go with it. It is a nice little (loud) setup. And the TVX is a good cab that is reasonably priced. The 210 is 4 ohm and my rig runs at 300 watts.
     
  9. Herrlster

    Herrlster

    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    New question in here instead of making a new thread. A friend of mine bought an old used Peavey TNT 130. He wanted to know if he can add an extension speaker to it and if it needs a power amp to power it?
     
  10. dog1

    dog1

    Dec 30, 2008
    Indiana
    Yes. get another cab. No power amp necessary

    Yes

    4 Ohms will be great
     

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