#1
Hey guys,

I'm wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of a 2x12 vs a 4x10 configuration. I'm trying to decide between a Traynor YCV 80 (2x12) or the YCV80Q(4x10)

Are there any clear advantages/disadvantages between these setups? Both amps are all tube combos btw.

All input is appreciated!
#2
10" drivers will break up faster under heavy load than 12" drivers.

Depending on what kind of music you play, this may not be ideal.
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#3
If I had to pin down our style it would be Muse meets Wolfmother. It might be worth mentioning that I'll be running run fuzz, distortion, a digitech whammy as well as a delay through the amp. I'll more then likely be using the amp for gigging more then practicing for most of the time because we practice in a basement and the 80 or the 80q will be too loud.

Also, what do you mean by break up faster??? As in tone breaking up?

edit* btw I'm in London, ON
#4
As in less volume will be required before you start getting speaker distortion.

I really dig 10" Greenback speakers because of that.
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#5
I think the only true obstacle you have is carrying around a 4x10 tube combo.
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#6
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I think the only true obstacle you have is carrying around a 4x10 tube combo.

A 2x12 is still going to be giant. Probably only a bit smaller, though the 4x10 would probably weigh more, sure.

I'd go 2x12, personally, but then I don't really dig the sound of 10" speakers on anything but bass.
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#7
I think I like the idea of the 2x12. It's definitely going to be way louder then I need at practice and it should be great for our current venues.

Also, I can add the 2x12 extension cabinet in the future if I really need more power.

thanks for the advise I should be in a position to find and buy one within 2 weeks!

edit* I found out there is a 2lb difference between the 2 amps
Last edited by Styxonthebrain at Apr 28, 2011,
#8
4x10 will be heavy as hell if its a combo. Not saying the 2x12 won't be either.
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