#1
is there any difference (in sound, weight, electrics, anything) between 2 ampeg 410 svt cabs and 1 810E?
obviously the 810 is a bastard to lug around, but other than that...
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#2
As far as I understand the 810e is just two 410e-s on top of each other as one single unit. The 810e even has the option to use it as two different 410s. So you could have one head plugged into the top half of the cab and a different one into the bottom half if you wanted. I doubt there would be much, if any difference in the sound.
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#3
Well you would have to lift one 410 onto the other if you where planning on stacking vertically which could be a pain in the ass...
#4
Another thing to consider is that most 4x10 cabinets are ported. Some 8x10 cabs, like the Ampeg 8x10 iirc, are not ported and that affects your low end sound. Not that it affects it any bad way; it's just different and depends on taste.

Also portability can be an issue. An 8x10 is one single heavy piece of gear while two 4x10s can be moved around a little easier.


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Also portability can be an issue. An 8x10 is one single heavy piece of gear while two 4x10s can be moved around a little easier.


This does vary depending on the location - 8x10 tend to have wheels, 4x10s don't usually - so if you need to move it some distance on foot, an 8x10 can occasionally be the easier option. Occasionally.

Presumably there should be no issue with power levels - I can't imagine that a 4x10 cabinet won't be 4 ohms, so if you need to only use one cab for whatever reason, you should still be fine (although think about wattages before doing that).
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This does vary depending on the location - 8x10 tend to have wheels, 4x10s don't usually - so if you need to move it some distance on foot, an 8x10 can occasionally be the easier option. Occasionally.

Presumably there should be no issue with power levels - I can't imagine that a 4x10 cabinet won't be 4 ohms, so if you need to only use one cab for whatever reason, you should still be fine (although think about wattages before doing that).


The Classic Series 4x10s have casters. The'yre pretty easy to carry.
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This does vary depending on the location - 8x10 tend to have wheels, 4x10s don't usually - so if you need to move it some distance on foot, an 8x10 can occasionally be the easier option. Occasionally.

Presumably there should be no issue with power levels - I can't imagine that a 4x10 cabinet won't be 4 ohms, so if you need to only use one cab for whatever reason, you should still be fine (although think about wattages before doing that).

Or you could just buy some $15 casters haha
#8
Why you want an 8x10 is a different topic all together.

The ampeg 8x10 is made up of 4 none ported sections. Literally 4 2x10's on top of each other.

Id prefer 4 2x10's myself and bring as many as you need to whatever gig. Most likely only 2.
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#9
Pshhh... 6x10's are where it's at.

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In all seriousnessness, there REALLY isn't that much of a difference between 1 8x10 and 2 4x10s. It really comes down to personal prefferance.

For me, i use 2 4x10's or one 6x10, as i cannot fit an 8x10 in my car. So my decision was a simple one.
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