~speaker addition question~

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ajota_di, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. ajota_di


    Dec 5, 2009
    Hey everyone!

    Quick question about speakers:

    I'm looking into purchasing the Acoustic 260, a mini-stack. I'm doing so mainly because I NEED an amp, I'm poor, and it's gotten great reviews...

    ONE THING: could you add another 10" speaker to the bottom half of the cab? or is that just out of the question? I mean, it certainly has enough room (or so it seems)...
    Here's the GC page: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Acoustic-260-100W-1x10-Bass-Mini-Stack-105491526-i1483156.gc

    but for those of you who are too lazy to click the link (guilty :p ), here are the specs:

    * Power: 100 Watt Compact Bass Head
    * EQ: 3-Band, High, Mid, Low
    * Inputs: Dual (Passive and Active), Aux/MP3
    * Speaker: 1 X 10" in a Custom-Design Ported Bass Cabinet
    * Inputs: Aux/MP3 Input
    * Outputs: Headphone
    * Head Dimensions: H5.0" x W 12.0" x D8.5"
    * Head Weight: 8 lbs.
    * Cabinet Dimensions: H24.4" x W 13.0" x D11.8"
    * Cabinet Weight: 36.2 lb.


    could I put another 10" in? how much would something like that cost in time and cash? I'm willing to put a total of around $375 into this project... I do still need to get a preamp and some studio monitors... so let's keep it cheap!

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender Supporting Member

    No, because the cabinet is designed around the speaker it has. Dropping in a second will completely change the way it works, probably for the worse.
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    +1. Stuffing as many drivers as possible into a cab doesn't make it sound better, it makes it sound worse. The number one failing of commercial cabs is that they're too small for the drivers they contain.
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