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Two Trace Elliot heads to choose from? PLease help!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MattParasite, Sep 5, 2008.


  1. MattParasite

    MattParasite

    Mar 18, 2007
    hey all!

    right, you lot are always spot on with advice, so here I am again asking!

    I have a 1 x15 and 2 x 10 8ohm cabs.

    I have aquired two amp heads to choose from:

    1. Trace elliot pre-amp 250 watt RMS 2 x 8 ohm speaker cab outputs

    2. Trace elliot AH-300-GP12 300 watts RMS 2 x 4 ohm speaker cab outputs


    I'm not too knowledgble with gear, I've always gone through other peoples rigs, playing in a loud punk band, so if anyone can let me know which head to use with these cabs lemme know!

    I hope you can help!
     
  2. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    I am pretty sure the AH300 has a tube pre. I would go that route.
     
  3. MattParasite

    MattParasite

    Mar 18, 2007
    I have these pics for the AH300


    tr1.
    tr2.


    So will i increase my volume/power by a lot if i use this instead of the pre-amp 250 watt RMS 2 x 8 ohm speaker cab outputs then?

    thanks for replying
     
  4. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    I think you may be confusing the power stage.

    It just means it labeled to handle to 8ohm cabs.

    You could also plug two 8ohm cabs to one jack and achieve the same result.
     
  5. MattParasite

    MattParasite

    Mar 18, 2007
    so basically i will gain more volume and power using the AH-300 head though my 1 x15 / 2 x 10 cabs than if i put the other one through it?
     
  6. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    The AH300 will be "louder" yes but not by a whole bunch. Just make sure both of you cabs are 8ohm.
     
  7. MattParasite

    MattParasite

    Mar 18, 2007
    ok thanks mate. You got me thinking now, the 2 x 10 is defo 8 ohms. The 1 x 15 is a marshall bass cab, am unsure now what the ohm rating is on it, is it likely to be 8ohms? ts abit old, bout 10/15yrs old?
     
  8. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV

    If it's not listed I would check it with an Ohm meter just to make sure.
     
  9. Kelly Lee

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

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I also would lean towards the 300 as it does have a little more power and I like hybrid amps. However, see which ones sounds better to you and go with it as a 50 watt difference, either way, isn't squat. If both amps are working properly you really shouldn't hear much, if any, volume difference. Just plug both cabs in or daisy chain them and rock out. :bassist:
     
  10. I was wondering which amp you got and how you like it?
     
  11. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Don't assume the Marshall is 8ohms....It may be a 4 ohm cab.
    I'd contact Marshall with cab number and ask them.
    250watts into 4 ohms vs 300 watts into 4ohms will not be alot different.
    But two cabs at 4ohms will be louder than one cab at 8ohms
     

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