#1
Hello I have just bought a peavey valveking head and it sound great. I use it with a Marshall 4x12 but it's really loud. If I bought a 2x12 and ran the head through that would I be able to turn the volume up and get a better tone or would it just be the same level of noise.
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#2
Yeah of course it will be quieter... Speakers work by vibrating and moving air around it, so it makes sense that if you have smaller speakers less vibration will occur.
So yeah go for that, it won't be half the volume of your 4x12 i would expect but it will be smaller
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#3
It won't be that much quieter at all, if you're standing near it. Although it will project less air, therefore the sound wont travel as far, which would maybe solve the problem of it being abit too loud and annoying people.

I personally prefer 2x12s.

But don't expect getting a 2x12 to make you noticably quieter.
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#4
You know wut I'm just gonna tAke a ride to gc and test it out myself
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best advice so far, a lot of people seem to be too lazy to just go and try things out
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#6
I've discussed this issue with some on here before and the response I got was that a 2x12 would not be quieter than a 4x12.
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#7
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Absolutly fantastic idea.
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An excellent choice, good sir!
#10
i believe that 2x12s are much quieter than 4x12s, this guy bubonic plauge or something has a thread about speakers and cabinets and sound and stuff and that was in there
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#11
the estimate is that every subsequent speaker beyond the first will add an additional 3db. This value falls with each additional speaker.
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#13
Think about it this way:
Your amp is pushing out the same amount of watts, no matter what. It's putting the same amount of power to the speakers, no matter how many are used. It's just a matter of how that power is distributed.

A rather simplistic way to look at it would be this: Your volume is on 8, running to four speakers. Each speaker will be pushing out 2 volumes. If you run 8 volumes to 2 speakers, each speaker is pushing out 4 volumes.

But yes, it will make a SMALLLLL difference, but really not that much, to change the number of speakers. It's still putting out the same volume more or less.
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#14
Yea I've always heard the 3db rule. Which is not much.

But you should know that this rule only applies to the same speakers. If you try out a 2x12 with different speakers (and different sensitivity levels and ohms) you will get a different result.
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