#1
well awhile back my friend told me that combo amps get their power cut in half?
i dont beleive it myself but i was wondering what you lot would say.

EG. 120 watt combo actually uses 60 Watts. 60 uses 30.
ETC.

true or bs?
Classical Guitarist
#2
I think it would be 120 watts still. I think he's thinking of something like 2x12 combos where they say 2x60 watts.
#5
Total BS.

50 watts is 50 watts and a 2x12 is still just as 'loud' (SPL:db) as a 4x12 at 50 watts.
#6
Quote by Axe-Man
Total BS.

50 watts is 50 watts and a 2x12 is still just as 'loud' (SPL:db) as a 4x12 at 50 watts.


True. More speakers don't make it any louder technically...just add more dimension to the sound.

The only thing I'll add...is that there are different ways of rating wattage. See RMS vs. peak wattage.
#7
Quote by eyebanez333
True. More speakers don't make it any louder technically...just add more dimension to the sound.

The only thing I'll add...is that there are different ways of rating wattage. See RMS vs. peak wattage.


Yeah I agree - you've got to rate RMS against RMS.

Always go with the RMS rating.

A 4x12 will move move 'more air' and have a bigger bottom end.

But it'll be just as loud as the 1x12 pushing 50 watts RMS.
#8
maybe he was confused by thefact that many amp makers make a 50w combo version of their 100w heads? or maybe that's what he was trying to say and you misunderstood him?

either way, no, combos =/= half their wattage just because they're combos.