The new Acoustic 220H

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by shoot-r, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    The local G.C. got in the new Acoustic stack, (200H head, 410H cab, and 115H cab.) For those who are looking for an inexpensive head or a back-up head I highly recommend trying the new Acoustic 200 watt head.
    Head sounded VERY good, usable features, sounded like more than 200 watts, priced great, seemed very well made, and I loved the old Acoustic look.
    Cabs....wellllll....I had them pretty much maxed out at almost half of what the head had to offer. They'd be good for "very" moderate levels.... IMO. The Acoustic 115 cab sounded the best of the two when tried as stand alones. Two of the 115H cabs and the 200 head would be a very good combination, once again, IMO.
    Played the Acoustic head through a Ampeg 410 and Ampeg 115 cab that was on the floor, sounded huge and full through the more expensive cabs.
    At $250.00 for the head, matched to alittle better cabs, a winner!
  2. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Anyone else tried one of these?
  3. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    yeah I tried one and walked out the door with it:D

    I would love to have two of the 15 cabs to pair with this head. For me the head is very solid state sounding and the 15's might help tone down the treble a bit. I love it though, especially with the passive Jazz.

  4. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    OOOOPPPPSSS!!!!!! Sorry Rcubed, meant 200H.
    Either way, great inexpensive head. So much so....I'm thinking of dragging my Eden 212XLT to G.C. this weekend just to hear this head through it.
    Willsellout is right, this head has nice extended highs, I think the roundness of the 212XLT will compliment the Acoustic 200H very well.
  5. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    I'm AASing bad on the B200 1x15 combo... if it's on GC's "list" sale tomorrow (7/4), I'm going to nab one.

    Played it twice -- once went to a "quiet" GC in off hours and spent a good long while with it: tweeter on, tweeter off, momentary blasting the low E, etc. I did not imagine the good tone I thought I heard the first time; very "old school" lo-fi, which is right up my alley.

    No way of knowing if it will hold up when played loud for long periods, but as the GC salesman said, "just bring the thing back if it doesn't perform like you need it to." Sounds fair to me.

    I'll be thrilled if it works out OK -- if my instincts are right, it may give my great-but-dicey B200R a run for its money. I'll keep you posted.

  6. bottomend!

    bottomend! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2007
  7. fireincairo


    Jul 8, 2008
    I tried the B200 1x15 combo and the B20 1x12 combo and immediately put some dough on the B200 so I could take advantage of the 4th of July Line Sale at GC. The pre/master controls are sweet. Nice overdriven tones to be had. The EQ section was uber-tweakable. I'm pretty psyched.
  8. llamalor2112

    llamalor2112 Inactive

    Sep 18, 2007
    To anyone looking at the stack, might I suggest taking a glance at the b200 combo. Because it uses a 4ohm speaker instead of an 8ohm like the stack you can get more oomph out of the head (combo & stack use same head) and then if you need to have a 410 for high-end punch just get it seperate and use it w/ the combo. It will save you mucho $$$!:hyper:
  9. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    i played the head several times at gc and finally decided to pull the trigger. i went to my local gc and they had sold the head earlier that day, which was heartbreaking. however this meant i could lend my drummer some dough to get the yamaha manu katche hip gig he's been drooling over for six months, so he got it, we jammed sounded great, still an awesome day even though i didn't get my head. however tonight i bought the head online and it should be hear in a few days. i can't wait!
  10. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I heard one played by some guy in a GC, and didn't know at first what he was playing through. I thought, now that sounds good, walked up closer, and there it was. That head through the 115. Not just "for the price", it's actually got some great tone.
  11. musicman7722


    Feb 12, 2007
    Hampton NH
    Picked up one and am using it through my two Avatar Neo B210's. See my comments elsewhere but it rocks.
  12. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    I can't wait to see what the next thing in the G.C. Acoustic line will be. Maybe a 400 watt version of the B200H ????
  13. musicman7722


    Feb 12, 2007
    Hampton NH
    that would be purrrrfect