I have a 1975 Peavey Classic 4x10 50 watt combo, and since the speakers are shot, so I removed the chassis and now I am making an actual head. I played it through a 4x12 and it sounded really nice, but I had it about as loud as it will get before the solid state preamp makes it sound like poo, and this volume is just enough to work in a band situation. My question is does a 4x12 cab put out much more volume than a 2x12? I'm looking a get a 212 for ease of transporting it, but I dont want to take away any more volume than I have to. (I still would mic it up during gigs)
Same volume - just fuller with more speaker. If you're mici'ing, then the number of speakers is moot.
Last edited by 667 at Jun 30, 2010,
technically they say each additional speaker adds roughly 3 db of volume each but your ear won't detect much. Like 667 said, a 4x12 will push more air, have a possible lower base response and generally project better.

However, most would concur that a 2x12 works fine for gigging and transporting a lot.

I have an Avatar 212 with Celestion speakers but I do not gig.