#1
I am looking to buy a new bass amp and I have a question. First off I am looking at getting a combo amp and not wanting to really pay more than about $700. My question is: there are two amps,both have the same wattage(exact number does not matter) but one is a 1x15 speaker and the other is a 2x10. What is the difference in sound,is one better, or does it really not matter about the speaker type.Thanks. Also if anyone has any suggestions on a good combo amp around $700 that would be great.Thanks again.
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#2
the 2x10 would handle louder volumes better i guess because the volume is divided amongst the speakers
i hope that made sense....
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#3
Also, the 2x10 pushes 20in of air where as the 1x15 only pushed 15in of air (all figures are met to be in inches squared but i cant put a superscript 2 in quick reply)
#4
The Gallien Krueger 400RB comes in a combo with either a 115 or 210, for 749. Should suit your purposes.
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I am looking to buy a new bass amp and I have a question. First off I am looking at getting a combo amp and not wanting to really pay more than about $700. My question is: there are two amps,both have the same wattage(exact number does not matter) but one is a 1x15 speaker and the other is a 2x10. What is the difference in sound,is one better, or does it really not matter about the speaker type.Thanks. Also if anyone has any suggestions on a good combo amp around $700 that would be great.Thanks again.
A single 15 will always outplay a 2x10 when producing Bass guitar frequencys, there is no way that a 4x10 will ever outplay a 2x15.
If you do go for a 2x10 combo make sure that you are able to add a single 15 later without disabling the combo's internal speaker/s as many downmarket bass combos do. If you do not intend to expand go for the 15, minimum amp power 300 watts.
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the 2x10 would handle louder volumes better i guess because the volume is divided amongst the speakers
i hope that made sense....

Not exactly... If the volume was divided among speakers, you would be outputting half the power

And to answer the classic 2x10/1x15 question, search!
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=309688&highlight=2x10+1x15

Give the Gallien-Kreuger combos a shot. Great cabs, and the price isn't really that high.


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#7
From what i know, the 15 would have more low end, and the 2 10's would be better for mids/treble.