Questions on the new Yamaha 10" cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Michael Jewels, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. I do believe that I'm starting to prefer the sound of 10" speakers over 15s.

    So, I'm wondering about the 3 new cabinets Yamaha came out with for their new BBT500H digital bass amp.

    They come as 1x10, 2x10 or 4x10 cabs. They all handle 250 watts @ 4 ohms, which is half the BBT500H's output.

    So, how much louder would two 4x10 cabs be than two 1x10 cabs if they're both getting the same wattage? I know the 4x10s will move more air, but how different would the sound be?

    Crisper for the smaller cabs?
    Boomier for the bigger ones?

    I assume the smaller cabs would be better for Jazz or acoustic music, correct?

    The reason I'm thinking about this (or a similar amp) is that the BBT500H with a 1x10 cab would be a lot lighter than my B100R.

    B100R = 65lbs.
    BBT500H = 11lbs plus 1x10 cab = 32 lbs = 43lbs total.

    Any info appreciated.

    Mike :)
  2. Rvl


    Dec 23, 2003
    Aomori Japan
    Last year I ordered 2 1x10 cabs from Yamaha but there werent any available at that time

    I finally chose to get 2 1x12 cabs from another maker

    The studio had a Yamaha BBT500 and a 1x10 on loan
    The 1x10 was great for practise but not very loud

    I really liked the BBT500 so I picked one up
  3. Thanks, Rvl.

    Anyone else?

  4. I have the bbt500h with 2x10 (yamaha cab).

    I think 4x10 will be boomier as you said. and the 1x10 will be more distinct atacky.