two 210 cabs vs. one 410 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by brock29609, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    I've been offered a good price for a 210 when I really want a 4x10. Would putting two 8-ohm 210's together SOUND and different/better/worse than one 4-ohm 410? They'd be easier to haul around (two smaller pieces instead of one huge piece), but I'm more concerned about tone.
  2. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    I've heard a pair of 210s and a single 410 of the same brand played through the same rig. These two set-ups were not available at the same time, but I don't remember any real discernable difference in tone. I think the greater flexibility of two 8 ohm 210s would outweigh a possible miniscule difference in tone. YMMV.
  3. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Well, they will probably sound louder,but it really depends on the brands.
  4. More important is the 2x10 will probably be closer to the correct cabinet volume. A comparison of internal measurements will probably show the 2x10 has a larger internal volume, per driver, than does the 4x10. Almost every 4x10 I've seen stuffs the drivers into a too-small space.