#1
So I'm wondering, when you add another cabinet to your stack, is it okay to use a cabinet from a different brand or should you use the same brand.
IE.
Acoustic with Acoustic
Mesa Boogie with Mesa Boogie.

or is it okay to mix brands
IE.
Mesa Boogie with Peavey
Acoustic with Behringer

Are there any rules of thumb to go by here, or is it just a free for all?
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#2
It's whatever you want as long as the ohms and power handling works.

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#3
Whatever sounds good. Just make sure that the impedance is the same.
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#4
it's pretty much a free for all...you're not actually going to hurt anything but getting two of the same cabinets will sound more balanced as they're voiced the same. Regardless, you can definitely mix and match.
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#6
When using multiple cabs are you supposed to run the speaker cables from amp to speaker and then from speaker#1 to speaker#2, or run both speakers seperatly from the amp? Or does it make any difference?
#7
Some cab combos are definitely more synergistic than others. For example, a ported 410 and a sealed 115 would be unbalanced...the 410 would easily drown out the 15. A ported 15 and sealed 410, however, would be much more balanced. I will note, however, that using two cabs of the exact same make and model will help to prevent phasing issues. It's not a huge bonus though.
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#8
yeah basicly find a 410 you like and then a 1x15 you like and put them to gether if they happen to be from the same brand thats okay if not thats okay too.

you could also combine two different 4x10s from different brands one good example would be a sealed 4x10 with a horn and a ported 4x10 without a horn.

or say you got a really cheap cab first and then got an expensive one with the intention of replacing the cheap one in the future...

but yeah brands dont matter as long as you like each cab individually. or if you hate your current one make sure you love your new one?
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#9
why's he have to get a 4x10 and a 1x15?

what about a double set of 4x12s, or something awesome like that?

but no, brand doesn't matter.
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When using multiple cabs are you supposed to run the speaker cables from amp to speaker and then from speaker#1 to speaker#2, or run both speakers seperatly from the amp? Or does it make any difference?


you run one cable from the head to the top cab and one cable from the head to the bottom cab...there should be two speaker outs on your cab that you use
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you run one cable from the head to the top cab and one cable from the head to the bottom cab...there should be two speaker outs on your cab that you use

Actually either way works fine. The end result is exactly the same.
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Actually either way works fine. The end result is exactly the same.


yeah I should've said that...I was just saying a specific way to avoid confusion
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#13
I use a 1x15" 8 ohm cab paired with a 2x10"+ horn 16 ohm cab giving an impedence of 5.3 ohms.
The 15 takes the bulk whilst the 10s and horn provide the upper bass and HF.
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#15
Is there any greatness behind running two 1X15" s? Right now I have a sealed 1x15" and I was thinking of just running another of the exact model. Would it do me better to find a 2x12 somewhere or a 4x10?
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#16
well, each type of speaker has a natural emphasis towards a certain sound, no matter how you EQ it.

just off the top of my head, 10" would like 450-750 hz, 12" 250-650 hz, 15" 100-350hz, 18"50-160 hz

that is by no means accurate, but it gives you the basic idea.
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Is there any greatness behind running two 1X15" s? Right now I have a sealed 1x15" and I was thinking of just running another of the exact model. Would it do me better to find a 2x12 somewhere or a 4x10?

+1 to what humanity said. That setup would be perfectly fine, though, if you like the tone you have now. It'd be the same, but louder.
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#18
yeah if you got the same cab it would be the same but louder. you might have to cut freqs your normally cut a little more and boost freqs you mormally boost a little more but i doubt it
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#19
These are the frequencies (Fundamentals) of the open strings on the Bass Guitar.
Low 'B' string = 30.87Hz
'E' String = 41.2Hz
'A' String = 55Hz
'D' String = 73.42 Hz
'G' String = 98 Hz
The highest note on MM Stingray has a fundamental frequency of 349.2 Hz.
Harmonics do play an important part of the notes.
Octaves double the frequency each time for example open A is 55 hz, A 2nd fret G string is 110 Hz, A at the 14th fret G string is 220 Hz.
If I'm using an active variable crossover with a 15 and 10s I cross somewhere between 82 an 110 hz.
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#22
Okay sweet. Thanks guys! =D
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