#1
I have a Behringer LX1200H V-Ampire head that I am using with a Crate half stack. The head has a 120 watt mono output or 2x60 watts stereo. Now I know that the cab should be capable of putting out that much volume. But when I turn the volume all the way up on the head, I'm not getting my 120 watts worth of volume. My friend's 65 watt amp with the volume halfway up can drown me out. Can someone please explain to me what the mother is going on?
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#3
Hmm, your buddy has a tube amp eh?
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#4
haha, tube amp most lickley
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#5
Key word of the day is "Behringer" a 120 watt amp even solid state at 10 should be pretty darn loud. And your buddy has a tube amp more then likely, if not i revert back to the key word of the day...
#7
I had this problem.
It's all to do with the OHM's.

You're gunna need a new cab, buddy.
Something that runs at 4 OHM's.


Look it up. I know very little about it, all I know is it'll be real soft unless you get the cab modified/changed.


Jayke
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#8
Quote by IbanezPsycho
Key word of the day is "Behringer"
Nailed. Also regarded as cheap crap over here in Germany, where the stuff is designed. (Sorry to say that - but I know enough guys working there and others who have to sell that stuff). They do some good products - one or two - but Guitar Amps are not in this corner.

Addition: I take it that your 4x12" cabinet is 16 Ohms... open it, solder the wires to parallel and - voilà - a 4 Ohms cabinet. Your amp will be 4 times as loud. Things you have to do without output transformer. *sigh*

Try a decent tube amp someday. ;-)
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Last edited by Da Sting at Feb 25, 2008,
#9
Quote by joshjhasarrived
Nope. No tube amps. All digital.



We ment his friend who was drowning him out
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#10
Quote by Da Sting
I take it that your 4x12" cabinet is 16 Ohms... open it, solder the wires to parallel and - voilà - a 4 Ohms cabinet. Your amp will be 4 times as loud. Things you have to do without output transformer. *sigh*


Yea.
That's what I was on about.
Thanks, Da String.

But yea, some time, you should look into a cheap tube heap.
Laney GH50L is amazing. Great for everything from Nugent to Necrophagist.

Jayke
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#11
Even if both amps are solid state the behringer will be quieter because they list peak wattage not RMS wattage on their amps. A 120w behringer would be called 60w by any other company's standards.

It should be able to compete with another 65 watt amp. You need to adjust the cab simulator on the V-ampire (probably with a 4*12) as this actually affects the volume on that unit, and the responsiveness of the cheap* crate speakers might be reducing the amount of volume you are getting too.

Summary:
1. your behringer is really only 2*30 watts
2. Fiddle with the cab emulation until it is as loud as can be
3. save your v-amp for songwriting (the effects and models are a lot of fun), ditch the crate, and get a real amp

edit* of course impedance can be an issue too, but it looked like that was covered above so I didn't bother, and I know a lot of people like the little crate 4*12s for the price, but you know I have to be cynical.
Last edited by dullsilver_mike at Feb 25, 2008,