#1
I was looking around and noticed some amps come in either stack or combo. I was wondering if there's a difference between getting the same amp as either a combo or seperate head+cab.

I'm thinking about getting a new amp for my band and stacks are usually what you see on stage, but combos are just oooohhhh sooooo much lighter and easier to move around.
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#2
Stack: Amp and speakers in two separate boxes
Combo: Amp and speakers in one box

there are no major differences in combo/stack variations of the same amp.
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#3
Combos are usually cheaper, but with a head, you can get a good cab and it will sound better than a combo usually
#5
They will probably sound a little different too because a combo will be an open back, while a cab will usually have a closed back.

Also a cab will tend to have better speakers on higher watt amps because it can distribute the power onto 2-4 speakers instead of 1-2.
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#8
for instance the 6505 head & cab vs the 6505 combo?
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#9
it all depends on the cab, the beauty of having a head and cab is that you can get the exact cab you want with the speakers you want but a good head on a crap cab will not sound as good as a 2x12 combo with decent speakers stock
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#10
A combo usually is less wattage. 6505+ 112 combo is 60 watts, 6505+ head is 120 watts
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I was looking around and noticed some amps come in either stack or combo. I was wondering if there's a difference between getting the same amp as either a combo or seperate head+cab.

I'm thinking about getting a new amp for my band and stacks are usually what you see on stage, but combos are just oooohhhh sooooo much lighter and easier to move around.

Combos aren't always easier to move around. Especially when you start lugging 2x12 tube combos around. Truth be told, I'd much rather move a half stack around than, say, an AC30. You get casters, better weight distribution when you need to lift it, and on top of that you have better modularity. if you want to try a new head you don't have to buy a whole new freaking rig, and same goes if you want a new cab.
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A head and 2x12 cab will be easier to move around compared to a tube combo. That bitch is heavy as shit
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#14
1/4 stacks ftw. I thought I'd lose a bunch of low end when i traded down from a 4x12, but it wasn't even that noticeable, tbh.
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