Trace V8 w/ 1516.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by popinfresh, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Hey guys, i'm looking at a Trace Elliot V8 tonight and was just wondering if it'd go fine with my cab, power wise.

    I'll be using a Mesa 1516 with another 15 occasionally. The Mesa is rated at 400 watt, although it has a 300 watt 10" eminence in there. The seperate 15" will hopefully be around the 400 watt mark.

    Powerwise, is all good with the head/cab(s)? The trace is 400 watt all tube power, and can be run on half mode as well (Effectively 200watt).

  2. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    It should be fine if you run both cabs. I am assuming that each cab is 8 ohms. It has taps for 2 and 4ohms speaker loads.

    The factory manual does say that you can use an 8ohm total load but I wouldn't personally just because I'm paranoid. :p
  3. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Arrrg, I had to go talk with the guy doing the video clip for the band and someone bidded on it when i wasn't home!

    I feel like i'm going to cry now :( I wanted that Trace badly..

    Oh well, thanks for the help anyway.