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svt into pf cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BaDon, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. BaDon


    Jan 18, 2014
    do you think dual pf15he's will be able to handle a svt classic 300 tube head without blowing?
  2. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

  3. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    I gigged for years with an SVT head and a pair of TL606 cabinets I built with EV SRO 15's in them (the big coffee can ones.) Never had a problem and they worked well. The PF's are probably better speakers for bass than my old SRO's.
  4. BaDon


    Jan 18, 2014
    this is good news
  5. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    There is also the SVT-212AV cabinet to consider. 66lbs.
  6. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Yep, I did it. Too much 500-800 hz midrange for me. The PF500 played nicer with them imo/ime.
  7. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    just keep in mind that the PF15HE's are 8ohm cabs, and I don't think SVT's are tapped for other than 2 and 4ohm loads. So, you would have to run at least 2 PF115HE's to get to the 4ohms.

    Power handling on these cabs is 450w (8ohms), so unless you dimed the SVT, it would probably work fine (other than the ohm issue). 2 115HE's would be totally fine and probably sound pretty good.

    I use a PF500/115HE rig for rehearsal and it is quite a nice sounding rehearsal rig.
  8. eyoyo


    Jan 18, 2014
    Aren't 500-800hz frequencies ideal to get a good growly sound ?
  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Depends on your definition of it. To some, too much makes it too aggressive.
  10. BaDon


    Jan 18, 2014
    yes i have dual pf15he's and picked up my american made SVT classic head today
  11. will33


    May 22, 2006
    The mid output of the SVT might like the pf210's if you're looking for some ying/yang action with amp and cab. The 210's to me sound a bit deeper, more low thump and a bit less mids. Might come out about right with that amp.

    A word though, you might find yourself needing to leave the tweeter on its lowest setting to "finish out" the sound a bit as the cones don't seem to have much for uppermids/top. I guess it all depends on what you're going for in tone. The pf210's sound pretty dang beefy for a 210 cab. Running any more than two of those cabs and your drums would have to be amplified, even with a heavy hitter, or you'll drown out the kick.