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Peavey rig... anyone know my specs as far as db go?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CrawlingEye, Sep 7, 2001.


  1. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I've had my amp for a while now, the only thing I can find on it is the sheet for my head.

    I run a Peavey Firebass II 700, Peavey 410TXF, Peavey 115BXBW.

    I was curious if anyone could tell me how many db my rig throws out? (It's running at 2 ohms, which should put means I'm putting out 700 watts... 350 into each cab)

    If you need any specs on my head, just reply with which ones, I'm not familiar with any of the agolrithms, nor can I find any specs on my Peavey cabs.


    Thanks, before hand. :)
     
  2. I'll do a quick estimation. At 700 watts with reasonably efficient speakers (which the Peaveys are) it'll be close to 130 dB at 1m.

    Please note: 130 dB will hurt, if not damage your ears.
     
  3. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    I'm aware, I generally only play around "5" on my volume, which should only produce 350 watts. :)

    Thanks for the info too.
     
  4. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    hey man, the volume being on 5 doesnt mean that it is producing Half of the RMS rated power.
    It just controls the ammount of signal sent to the amp, the amp could be already producing even more than the 700 Watts.
    It all depends in the moment, frequency, gain, EQ, etc etc.
    Power is regulated by the volume, but it by no means has a relationship on how much power is actually being produced.
     
  5. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Really? I honestly never knew that... That's kinda odd. I always thought the Pregain controled how much signal you're sending, and your post gain, or volume controls how many watts you're sending to your speakers. You're probably right though, I'm not really into all the technical aspects of amps as much, I pretty much just know what I hear, and I've never heard anything regarding that, and just assumed it controled your wattage, that's cool though. Thanks for the info. :)

    I'm sure it decreases how loud it it though, in the least. :)
     
  6. A bit off topic here...but how much did each part of your rig cost?
     
  7. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Peavey II 700 Firebass head - $450
    Peavey 410TXF cab - $430
    Peavey 115BXBW cab - $350


    Those are just rough estimates, give or take $20 from either of them. It wasn't too expensive, nor was it very cheap. :D