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Which cab/amp setup would you rather have?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by brock29609, Sep 20, 2003.


  1. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    I'm trying to choose a cab setup. Which would rather have...

    270W @ 4 Ohms into one 4 Ohm 212 cab.

    340W @ 2.6 Ohms into one 4 Ohm 112 cab + one 8 Ohm 210 cab.


    Both choices are with the same head. The second choice gives higher wattage, but the head will run hotter, causing faster wear & tear.

    The amp will run at 2.6 Ohms per manufacturer's specs. The cabs can handle the wattage in both situations. The 212 may be a little underpowered at 270W. It's rated at 900W. The 112 is rated at 500W.

    Thanks for your help with my buying decision!
     
  2. Reefer

    Reefer Guest

    Mar 9, 2003
    I'd rather have the one that sounds the best!:bassist:
     
  3. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    Duh. Which one do you think would sound better? I won't be able to A/B them.
     
  4. The second setup might be a little wierd because you'd be putting twice as much power into the 112 than the 210.
     
  5. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    I'm thinking that's a good thing because the 210 is rated at only 150W. The 112 is rated at 500W.
     
  6. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    112 w/ 210 easier to carry. I'm very consious of that now that my back went out! weeks of doctor visits, ice, stretching I moved my cabs for the first time in a MONTH! aggie gs-112s.
     
  7. Reefer

    Reefer Guest

    Mar 9, 2003
    OK, if your'e unable to A/B them you're probably safer going with the 2x12"'s. Mixing cabs can get a little wierd sometimes. Can you be more specific on what brand/models you're looking at?:bassist:
     
  8. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    Head:
    SWR Workingman's 300
    270W @ 4 Ohm
    340W @ 2.6 Ohm

    Cabs:
    Hartke 210 HP, 8 Ohms, 150W
    Avatar CB112H, 4 Ohms, 500W
    (2.6 Ohms together)

    OR

    Avatar B212, 4 Ohm, 900W
     
  9. Reefer

    Reefer Guest

    Mar 9, 2003
    I'd definitely go with the B212. :bassist:
     
  10. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    Even though it would run with 70 less watts?
     
  11. Reefer

    Reefer Guest

    Mar 9, 2003
    Yes, I would be more concerned about the cabs than the 70 watts. I just don't think the Avatar and the Hartke would be a good match.
     
  12. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    270 watts should be plenty of power unless you're doing big outdoor venues. And the 2x12 will probably do you better than the other setup, it'll give you more bottom end which is what you really need in a live situation. I've heard good things about the Avatar cabs, and I'd stay away from the Hartke speakers.