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bassboy 11-25-2005 05:53 PM

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I am in a small band. I am the bass guitarist. I want to build my own cabinate. If I were to get 4 200 watt speakers and mounted them to have a 4x10 would my 200 watt amplifier/head unit be powerful enough to power them? if not how much power would I need? Or, should I get less watt speakers?

Electric Eye 11-27-2005 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bassboy
I am in a small band. I am the bass guitarist. I want to build my own cabinate. If I were to get 4 200 watt speakers and mounted them to have a 4x10 would my 200 watt amplifier/head unit be powerful enough to power them? if not how much power would I need? Or, should I get less watt speakers?

I'm not really an expert but i think you would need 800 wats to power them but i am probably wrong, if i am right though that would be loud i think.

phoenixflames 12-02-2005 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by bassboy
I am in a small band. I am the bass guitarist. I want to build my own cabinate. If I were to get 4 200 watt speakers and mounted them to have a 4x10 would my 200 watt amplifier/head unit be powerful enough to power them? if not how much power would I need? Or, should I get less watt speakers?


Your 200 watt head would definatly power them. It may or may not drive them to their max (depending on the ohm value of both the speakers, head, and wiring setup). The big issue is going to be in how you wire them up and how low your head will go in terms of Ohms. If you go too low, you will fry your head, be careful! Also, are the speakers good quality, with heavy magnets and allowing alot of movement? If not, you will get a ton of buzzing and distortion at all but the lowest volumes. You also need to make sure that you build a cab that is correctly sized and ported to get a good sound out of your speakers. If you still need help with this, I offer my assistance. This stuff can get pretty technical.

Levithan 12-07-2005 09:46 AM

Try getting a Behringer cab. They ****in' own, my mate has one and it rules...pisses all his neihbours (sp?) off, especially at half 2 in the morning hahahahaha

phoenixflames 12-07-2005 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Levithian
Try getting a Behringer cab. They ****in' own, my mate has one and it rules...pisses all his neihbours (sp?) off, especially at half 2 in the morning hahahahaha

I have the Behringer aluminum cone 1-15" cab, and you're right, its awesome! I'm planning on getting the 4-10" cab too when money allows. They are fairly cheap and I'm very impressed with them. I traded in a GK cab for a Behringer because they sound and preform so much better.

Levithan 12-07-2005 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by phoenixflames
I have the Behringer aluminum cone 1-15" cab, and you're right, its awesome! I'm planning on getting the 4-10" cab too when money allows. They are fairly cheap and I'm very impressed with them. I traded in a GK cab for a Behringer because they sound and preform so much better.

Yea I got my 80 watt normal amp for £135 ($234) which for 80 watts isnt half bad...cant upgrade till i fix my bass...darn walls....

spook 01-17-2008 07:52 AM

I use a Trace Eliott 450 head with Hartke Tranporter 4X10 and Trace Eliott 1X15 cabinets.

Used a Behringer one and killed it, spent a bit more on the Hartke, and its WAY better than the Behringer, in terms of sound quality and construction.
I like the "bite" that the aluminium cones give,plus adding the 15" cab gives me better low end response for the 5-string basses I play.

dert_stylus 01-24-2008 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by bassboy (Post 142943)
I am in a small band. I am the bass guitarist. I want to build my own cabinate. If I were to get 4 200 watt speakers and mounted them to have a 4x10 would my 200 watt amplifier/head unit be powerful enough to power them? if not how much power would I need? Or, should I get less watt speakers?

It depends on how you will wire the cab. I believe the impedance has a lot to do with it. I believe you could also do harm by under powering a cab also.

As for Behringer, there bass stuff is so so , I am not sure of there Guitar amps.


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