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Power for 18 question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CamMcIntyre, May 4, 2001.


  1. 4X10+1X18 R1000

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. 4X10+1X15 R1000

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Redeye Combo+18

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 2X10+1X18 R600

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 2X10+1X15 R600

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Ok-heres my question, i'm in the process of figuring out which carvin setup will work for me. I know the 18 is gonna be a good use but the question is is 300watts [300/300@2ohms R600, 500/500@2ohms R1000] enough to the 18 when it can handle 800 or should i move up to the R1000-size is an issue along with the price. I'm mainly wondering bout the Carvin Red Eye combo+the 18 for $1050+S&H & all the other stuff. is this worth it? I'm gonna have close to that amount to spend [@max $1500] but am not sure. Any help regarding Carvin setups will be appreciated. The settings i will be in [almost forgot] will be Football Fields [outdoors], Gyms, Auditorium, & the band room @ Jeff. The bassist before me used a Carvin red eye with a 4X10 underneath it & i am wondering which carvin setup would work. thats all
     
  2. MikeyD

    MikeyD

    Sep 9, 2000
    If you anticipate situations where a combo-only would be perfect, then seriously consider the RC210 plus an extension speaker (such as the 1x18). Otherwise, you might do well to get the big stack, depending on how loud and low you need your sound. I think the R1000 is well worth the $80 premium over the R600, so I recommend it unless you are just playing in smaller, quieter situations - and/or go with speakers that are more efficient than Carvin's (which will probably cost more, unless you buy used).

    If you don't *need* a combo, and don't need the biggest speakers for "loud and low", then the R600 stacks (with 2x10 cab) might be the ticket. If you like the sound of tens, need it to be loud, and don't mind hauling a BIG cabinet, then consider Carvin's new 8x10 set-up (it's their loudest bass rig, I've read - and believe). Otherwise, if you don't mind hauling heavier stuff, you might go with the R1000 and 4x10 with either the 1x15 or 1x18. I have the 1x18, and it's okay, but I'm not that enthused with it. I recently upgraded to an Eden 2x15 system (with my RC210 placed on top) and it made a big difference (see my other posts regarding the Eden 215XLT).

    Anyway, I hope this helps you narrow the choices.

    - Mike
     
  3. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    The 8X10 looks tempting but it most likely won't fit into my moms car. The size is a tad bit overbearing for me since i find 8X10s to be a one trick pony so to speak-they only have loud & louder. The 2X10 setup in some form or another seems like a good bet so far-i play in a few small garage band setups so i need to have Huge Power for marching band then relatively low power for them. The 2X10+15 or 18 w/R1000 looks like it might be the best for me now. oh well-i've got all summer to work for it. thats all
     
  4. MikeyD

    MikeyD

    Sep 9, 2000
    Yeah, the 8x10 is something where loudness is the top priority - well above "movability". The 2x10 with a 1x15 or 1x18 would be easiest to move and the most flexible - but I'm having trouble envisioning your marching it around on a football field during half-time! ;) I'd recommend polling people about whether the Carvin 1x15 or 1x18 is best for you. The 18 is okay, but the 15 might be just fine for your needs.
    - Mike
     
  5. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Mike-thats where Wireless comes in [kidding] ;) :eek: