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Peavey MAX 700 stable @ 2ohms?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by volumefiend, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. Is the Peavey MAX 700 stable with a 2ohm load? Anyone have any experiences?
  2. Heya VF,

    First off i'll say that i dont have any experience with the MAX 700 head.

    However, I once did a gig with the Firebass 700, which from what i can tell is practically the same thing.. just different cosmetics.

    Anyway, This guys band was up and the bassplayer, a friend of mine, was using the Firebass 700 and (2) Peavey 410TVX 4ohms.

    He played for about 2hrs.

    I got up with my band and used the same rig and we played for another 2hrs.

    After the gig, he got back up just to muck around for 10 mins.. check out each others basses and stuff like that.. He forgot to turn the amp off..

    We ended up drinking (it was b'day party btw) staying the whole night.. come sunrise the thing was still on and still working.

    I dont think you'll have problems breaking down.

    I hope that helps. Cheers
  3. thanks

    anyone else?
  4. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I've never owned a Peavey FireBass/Max 700, but I've used one on a few gigs with a 4ohm 2x10 + 4ohm 1x15 (which = a 2ohm load) and the amp didn't even get warm. I now use a Peavey T-Max with the same cabs with the same results.

    IME, if a Peavey amp is rated for 2ohms, it will laugh at a 2ohm load.
  5. Thanks, just what I wanted to hear. I'll give it a shot then.
  6. I know that the max is jsut a new firebass
    2 ohms is perfect
    brings out all the power in the head
    I run mine wih a pair of mesa powerhouse 1000s
    sick loud
    no heatin problems at all
    just hearing problems
    like I can't hear after playing it
  7. im glad you have a good experience
    with your head.
    you should get that hearing
    problem checked out
    by a doctor.
    thank you.
  8. So true, dont be dumb and play so loud, wear earplugs.
  9. rfalter


    Jul 20, 2004
    Pasadena, MD
    VF -
    I have a Peavey Max 700 that I play through a 4 ohm load ( 8ohm 1x15 + 8ohm 2x10 ). It seems pretty loud @ 4 ohms. Do you use this head now or are you looking to get one. I am curious if you are satisfied with it.
  10. Im looking to get one.