Question for "Metro" owners...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rayzak, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Do the internal speakers of the Metro run at 4 ohms or 8 ohms? Can you run 2 external cabs @ 8 ohms each to run the Metro at 2 ohms? Or do you have to run a single external cab at 4 ohms to get down to 2 ohms? Also, tell me your likes and dislikes about this combo. Worth the dinero?
  2. lowfreqman


    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    I have a Metro and I think it is great!
    It is very flexible as far as the sound goes and very easy to control. I love that it has two pre-amps that I can switch between with the included footswitch. With this, I can drastically change my tone in the middle of a tune and not have to do any nob twiddling.

    The only downside I have experienced with this combo is the weight. It is very cumbersome. But, I gladly make the sacrifice for the tone and the power (600W at 2 Ohms).

    The Cabinet that comes in my combo is an 8 ohm configuration. When I bought it, Eden did not offer a 4 ohm cab in the Metro. I'm pretty sure they do now though. With an 8 ohm internal cab, you can hook up two additional 8 ohm cabs in parallel for a total of 2.67 ohms, or a 4 ohm and an 8 ohm cab for a total of 2 ohms.

    I saved for a year and a half for this combo. It was definitely worth the wait. If you plan on purchasing this combo, however, start lifting weights as soon as possible. You will need the extra strenght to lift and carry this puppy!
  3. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    When I asked Eden why they didn't make the Metro 4 ohm they told me they tried but it was so powerful that it vibrated itself apart. This makes no sense considering they make the 210 XLT in a 4 ohm and it doesn't shake itself apart.
  4. lowfreqman


    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    Maybe the combo head was damaged by the vibrations from the 4 ohm cab. They are built into one plywood box in the Metro, unlike the the D210XLT and a separate head would be.

    Anyway, I can see where this might happen. Every time I turn on my Metro and play, it just about vibrates me into thousands of tiny pieces.:p

    Quite a resonating experience, really.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    My Metro also has an 8 ohm internal configuration.

    When I bought it, I had the intention of getting an 8 ohm extension to get 400 watts. But I have never found a situation where I needed more volume, yet.

    And the tone? Aww man! It is awesome!
  6. A friend of mine has a Metro he uses in his recording studio. That thing is a tone machine, I remember turning up to where you could feel it in your chest when you played slapbass. I wish I could afford one, but I'm just a practicing bassist and that is more of a "play in a band" kinda amp.