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Rockin' a small club or bar?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by alnerd, Feb 16, 2002.


  1. alnerd

    alnerd

    Feb 16, 2002
    Zanesville, OH
    What wattage should I be looking for in a head and cab if I was looking to rock a club (big or small)? Thanks!
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Most of us won't consider gettin' out the door with less than 350 watts and a 2x10, at least. Most of us like

    >350watt
    2x10+1x15
    4x10
    4x10+1x15.
    And multiples therein.

    Then you got the much bigger rigs, but for a small club, I figure a 2x10 and a 15'd do you just right.
     
  3. alnerd

    alnerd

    Feb 16, 2002
    Zanesville, OH
    So does that mean that I could have a 350 head and a 4x10 cab?
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yep. You can have as big a head as your cab allows. My cab (Eden 4x10 XLT) is rated at 700 Watts RMS, which means I could have up to a 700 watt head without really hurting my cab
     
  5. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX
    In truth, it doesn't even HAVE to be limited by what your cab allows. You can push a cab rated at 700 watts with an amp rated at 1000 watts as long as your excercised a wee bit of common sense. In other words, don't dime your amp if it exceeds the max rating of the cab.
     
  6. Matthias

    Matthias

    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    When I look around, a 410 cab powered by a 300-400W head seems to be 'standard' for small and medium (and even larger) gigs.

    I use a 400W head w/ 212 cab with good results.

    Matthias
     
  7. alnerd

    alnerd

    Feb 16, 2002
    Zanesville, OH
    Thanks for the replies :)
     
  8. Consider how much SPL you have to generate. I have 3,000 watts on tap but I'm driving very inefficient subs. I cannot keep up with a D410-XLT which is *much* more efficient and requires less power.