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Small cab for 400+ ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Scutterflux, Aug 9, 2005.


  1. I have to sacrafice one of my cabs in a trade for a 400+ :D
    mmmmmmm fourhundred plus :bassist:

    Anyway, which would be the better choice, Which would handle the lows better, without speaker creasing or exploding :bag:

    both a and b are from the mesa powerhouse series.

    a) 2x10 600W rms
    or
    b) 1x15 400W rms
     
  2. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    1) How the hell can 2x10 be 600watt? my 4x10 mesa is 600watt:/ you sure its rms? 300watt per speaker sounds like a lot:/

    In either way... i think it would depend on what sound you want... I think 15 is lower (more low end)... 10s are more tremble...

    Actually 2x10 and 1x15 with 400+ would sound pretty cool imo...

    I think they both should handle it though

    I might be wrong:)


    the Mesa cab that’s 4x10 and 1x15 in middle in one stack is pretty cool:)

    Good luck with that... i am looking hard for the 400+ ...just really cant find it anywhere near by:(
     
  3. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    BTW its cab + some money in tradein right? its not straight 400+ for 1 of the cabs? because that would be hell of a deal:)
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    If you can't keep both, then keep the 15. More low end, and that 400+ is only a 300w amp on the best of days. While your 2x10 cab is rated higher, I doubt it will push as much low end or as much volume.
     
  5. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Hmmm dude...

    So wait... related question... with the 2x10 did they mix up RMS and peak again? is it really RMS? how can 2x10 be same as 4x10?

    Also you acctually think 400+ would be in anyway underpowering 4x10 and maybe later 4x10 with 1x15?

    Mesa confused the crap out of me...
     
  6. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    I don't think a 400+ is a good match with a small cab. I personally think you want at least a 410.
     
  7. TheChariot

    TheChariot

    Jul 6, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I agree.

    Try to have at least 1 "mid-size" cab like a 410 or 212... unless your talking about a brand like Schroeder, Bergantino, or Aguilar.


    But... if your 100% stuck with that choice.... I'd use the 115.
     
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I use my 400+ with a 1212...but that cab really acts, pushes air and sounds like a much bigger cab. When I'm not facing it, I could forget its so small...but the tightness of the sound definitely speaks like a smaller cab.

    I still think the best idea is to keep the 15. A 2x10 by itself is a practice amp in my mind.
     
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Bass_Cabs/PowerhouseCABS/PHbass2x10-LG.htm

    To answer your question...easy...just use 2 300w speakers instead of 4 150w speakers. My 2x12 is 1000w, and my 1x12 is 500w.
     
  10. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    I would guess they do that so's you can use both cabs together and not worry about the smaller one.
     
  12. Thanks for the input

    I was thinking allong the same lines as you guys

    Besides the 15 has casters, is lower, louder, more focused, and even though rated for less W, will probably handle the lows better anyway, and I prefer a 15's live tone.

    The 10's sound better mic'd, are higher, lighter, and tighter.

    I'll go with the 15.