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Which cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RanoPano, May 30, 2012.


  1. RanoPano

    RanoPano

    Dec 19, 2011
    Hi!

    I have an Ashdown evoII 300watt bass head. I want a 610 cab or a 410 and a 210 to go with it. Does anyone know if the peavey 410tx and the 210 tx would with this amp?

    Thanks!
     
  2. A 4 Ohm 410 and 8 Ohm 210 would pair nicely with a 2 Ohm stable head. Not so much pairing 8 Ohm versions of the cabs with a 4 Ohm stable head due to power handling issues.
     
  3. mgauge

    mgauge

    Dec 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I cant stay away from aguilar cabs
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Don't mix a 410 and a 210. Either get a 610 or don't do a 610 rig. The 210 will be much quieter than the 410, there will always be a volume imbalance between the two, and the 210 will always be the limiting factor in how loud you can go.
     
  5. jungleheat

    jungleheat Inactive

    Jun 19, 2011
    DC
    Basically a cross between what CL400 and Jimmy said.

    Mixing a 2x10 and a 4x10 is generally not a good idea because most are going to be 8ohms, meaning each individual driver in the 2x10 will be getting twice as much power as each driver in the 4x10 (because at the same impedance, the 2 cabs will split the power in half, so the speakers in the 4x10 will each be getting 1/8 of the total, and the ones in the 2x10 will each be getting 1/4).

    The way around this is to use a 2x10 with twice the impedance as the 4x10. But that either means finding a 16ohm 2x10 (which are extremely rare in the bass world), or a 4ohm 4x10. The problem with a 4ohm 4x10 and 8ohm 4x10 is that will net you less than the 4ohm minimum most amps can drive. Some amps, like a lot of SWR stuff and some tube heads, will happily go down to 2ohms and the specs will state as much.

    Are you sure you need 6 10s? That's a lot of cab, and a single reasonably efficient 4x10 will be enough for most players in most situations. What kind of music do you play and what kind of venues do you usually play in?
     
  6. rmars

    rmars

    Jan 2, 2004
    Bettendorf, Ia
    +1
     

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