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SVT-810E and 2 SVT-450H's

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gregnbyers, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. gregnbyers


    Aug 27, 2007
    My son is thinking of adding a second Ampeg SVT-450H head to run through his SVT - 810 E to add stereo and more volume. My question is whether the addition of a second head will increase the performance of his rig like he thinks it will. Has anyone tried something like that?
  2. Hookus


    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I have, but with an SVT-4, which is capable of operating completely stereo with a single head, and you can bi-amp as well. Since you will be running about half the power into essentially a 4x10 on each head, I doubt you will get any volume difference. What you are really doing is going from a Mono 450 watt 8x10 to a pair of Stereo 275 watt 4x10's. If you want stereo, sure, if you want volume, probably won't help. A better option IMO would be to go with a head that has similar features to the SVT-4, and do this without having to use two heads.
  3. gregnbyers


    Aug 27, 2007
    That makes good sense. Ohms always confuse me, but I'm assuming you are saying there won't be a significant increase in volume because of going from 4 ohm on mono to 8 ohm in dual mode. We'd probably better off selling the existing 450 watt head and going to the 1000 watt. Thanks for the quick response!
  4. jarrod cunningham

    jarrod cunningham

    Apr 24, 2007
    sylacauga alabama
    spector basses
    yep , go with a bigger amp ......

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