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Quick Question...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Osama_Spears, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. Ok...I am really interested in buying a Behringer 300 watt amp (http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHBX3000T)

    However,I have a question...

    I noticed the back of the amp says "1x4 ohms or 2x8"

    Now...Does this mean I cannot use one(1) 8ohm cabinet in it for it to be able to function w/o exploding anything?

    I am not understanding this...please help

    thanks.

    -Jon:oops:
     
  2. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    It is saying that for optimum performance, put 1 4 ohm cab, or 2 8 ohm (which equals 4 ohms) cabs.

    If you use one 8 ohm cabinet, it will just put out less power, if it follows the rules of almost every other SS amp.
     
  3. ok...thats what I thought.


    So,how many watts we talkin' here? 150-160?

    Thank you....

    -Jonnay:oops:
     
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Not exactly sure, probably somewhere around 200, give or take a few?
     
  5. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    It varies from amp to amp but you generally lose something like 30% . So 210watts at 8 ohms or there abouts.
     
  6. Wait so can I not power an 8-ohm cab with my SVT-2 Pro?!?! noooooooo!
     
  7. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Tubes have a different set of rules..........
     

  8. What do you mean (regarding this situation)?:bawl:

    Nooo!
     
  9. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    The Behringer is Solid state but your SVT is tube

    I'm no expert on tubes because I don't use em.

    But have a look at THIS THREAD and pay attention to the post from Psycho Bass Guy (TB's tube expert). This is just an example of what I was talking about.