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Discussion in 'Bass Amps & Cabinets' started by naetog, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. naetog

    naetog

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    I'm curious about other bass amps and their wattage to volume ratio. My SWR head is rated at 750W @ 4 ohms, which it's running at into my cab, but it doesn't seem as loud as it should. I don't know if it's my ears or my amp. I know the cab is fine because I've played it with other amps and it thumps with authority.
     
  2. odominguez

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    What cab are you using? If for any reason you are using an 8ohm cabinet by itselft, you might be losing some power. You would need to add another cabinet and wire it in parallel with the first one to bring the impedance down to 4 ohms and get the full range of your amp.
     
  3. Escobon

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    Ollie's right. You get maximum power transfer when your amplifier's output impedance matches your cabinet's impedance. Beyond that, it's all about headroom.

    O
     
  4. Bass_Queen

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    I play too short.
    About 8 mounths now.
    I got a Laney RB6 amp 165 watt

    I really want a Warwick Infinity. very expensive, but hey, with a bit luck, i got it by 10 mounths ;)

    and then comes the warwick amp ^^
     
  5. Malk

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    my firebass 700w is more than enough for now...never had the need to turn it over half the volume :D
     
  6. Bass_Queen

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    700 watt!
    wtf!

    do you play in a band or something?
    or just for home?
     
  7. Malk

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    yeah i play in a band and i keep the amp in our rehearsal room :D can't keep it at home because of it's weight (i live on the third floor) :D

    (btw i just sent you an add request from my band account 8))
     
  8. Bass_Queen

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    how much kg is yours then?

    i can hardly get my amp from the ground, haha
    but i'm not strong :p

    (i just approved :))
     
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    if i remember correctly it's about 25kgs the head and 40 the cab :shock:
     
  10. Bass_Queen

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    my god!
    60 kg!
    mine is just about 30 i think
     
  11. I-play-bass

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    Holy crap, you're lucky My cabinet alone is 84.1 KGs
     
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