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SVT 610 or 810?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MorganM, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    I don't know whether I should get the SVT 610HLF or the 810.
    There is only about $110 difference. Are the 2 speakers worth it to add the weight? There is like a 50 pound difference between the 2.

    Also I will be using an ampeg B-5R, so I would eventually add another 4 ohm cab to run with it.

    What setup do you think would work best with also looking toward the future when I ever move up to a more powerful head(since the 810 can handle more)?

    Also, transportation of the cab shouldn't be an issue seeing as I own a hearse to haul my rig around :)


    PS. I have around $1000 for the cab setup (more if I find something that really strikes my fancy)
  2. Acepiloto


    Aug 25, 2000
    If you're not wanting the weight of the 8x10, then I wouldn't go with the 6x10 either. Ampeg's posted specs for the sensitvity of the 6x10 is the same as the 4x10 HLF 98 dB @ 1w 1m. Weight isn't too much difference (5 lbs.) but the 4x10 is $150 cheaper.
  3. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    Weight's not really a too big issue. I am just looking at when I upgrade, most amps push a 4 ohm load. The 410 might no be able to handle a big push as opposed to the 810.

    Also, does anyone have any opinions on how running the B-5R through the 810 would be?

  4. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Hey Morgan. The B5R would be ok but I don't think it would power the 8x10 enough as it's 350 watts @ 4 ohms. My suggestion to you is to get two SVT 410HLF cabs (4 ohms each) to get the minimum 2 ohm load which will give you 250 watts per cab which I think should do it.
  5. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    Actually i have an 810 classic and an Ampeg B2, the 350w is enough to compete (be heard) over 2 100w guitar amps. Of course i need more headroom in my opinion. I can't get over the sound the 810 puts out. Now with a B5 OH GOODNES that would just be super, what’s that like 1200 watts? You could destroy small buildings.
  6. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Fadlan you're probably thinking of the SVT5-Pro the B5R is 350 watts @ 4 ohms and 500 @ 2 ohms.
  7. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    I think I am going to go with the 610. It is only $140.00 more(new price). It also has a horn. Then I will end up getting another one later.

    I want to get the 610 because it will serve me better when it comes time to upgrade my head. The 610 can handle 600W RMS.

    The B-5R should be able to power that just fine don't you think?

  8. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    MorganM-you own a hearse?

    Too cool! The ULTIMATE gig-mobile. Perfect for an 810 to sit in the back. I would love to own a RED hearse and maybe put a mattress in the back....:D

    I have a '93 Ply Duster that can haul everything including my 810...
  9. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    yeah, it's a 1971 mercury marquis hearse.
    It's pretty sweet.
  10. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    Go with the cabinet that sounds best to you. The 810 (sealed with no tweeter) sounds quite different from the 610 HLF (ported with tweeter).

    To my ears, the 610 is the next best thing to the weird but wonderful PR410HLF.

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