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#1
So i've been lookig for some new amps. I've got my Combo Amp and my Amp head, but now I need an amp cab. I want the loudest possible, money isn't an issue. I've come accross a Krank cab, which is a devestating 600 watts. However, I want to know if watts = power. In other words, does a 600 watt amp have the capability to be six times as loud as a 100 watt amp on full blast?
#2
Umm, the cab is not the amp. It just holds the speakers. The 600w thing means it can take up to 600w of power and no, wattage does not equal volume. 600w would be twice as loud as a 60w amp
#3
No. You need to have ten times the wattage to be even twice as loud.

But 600 watts = ear raep. Do not do this.
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#5
Ears would be seriosuly damaged imo, if not make you deaf, the air pressure might even destroy your ears :P
#6
lol show me a 600 watt guitar amp...
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#7
The head determines the wattage, not the cab. A 600W cab is like saying, "these tires are rated for 400 miles per hour." Sure, that's what they could handle, but good luck finding a car that can go that fast.
Anyway, what head do you have?
#8
Wow nearly ever person here has already forgotten:

Wattage =/= volume!!
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Wow nearly ever person here has already forgotten:

Wattage =/= volume!!

No, wattage does not equal volume, but I think no-one can deny that a 150 watt Triple Rectifier is louder than a 15 watt Frontman.
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#10
If you could actually produce 600W of maxed out guitar noise with that thing, your brain would implode and spill out your ears and nose. Im pretty sure it would also cause an unecessary bowel movement too.

Scientific fact, that.
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If you could actually produce 600W of maxed out guitar noise with that thing, your brain would implode and spill out your ears and nose. Im pretty sure it would also cause an unecessary bowel movement too.

Scientific fact, that.


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#12
there is a 600 watt amp, it`s the crate monster on youtube, i think it was 600 watts

but i don`t know about your volume thing...... i barrowed a Line 6 100HD Valve head.. yes it was a tube amp... 100 watts of power... my Marshall 50 watts of power.... the Line 6 was so much louder then my marshall. my head had a hard time keeping up with the Line 6. i had to almost max my marshall to stay with the line 6 at 1/2.
#13
Ok, the first thing to learn when buying an amp is that you buy an amp because of the tone you get from the amp and not the amount of watts the amp can output. Generally when people are starting out they think that an amp is great just because it's 120watts.
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haha thats awesome. that transformer is huge! Thats gotta be like that thing in the back to the future movie in the very beginning... when whats he's face uses the metal tip'd pick. LoL awesome!
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#17
Its unlikely you will be in to many situations where you would be able to run a 100 watt tube amp at full volume. So even fewer times would need 600 watts say playing woodstock without a PA system and the people in the next county wanted to hear it to.
#18
600 watts tube would be ear damaging.... 600 watts SS would run a couple monitors outside for a festival or something or be nearly sufficient for a little club PA but you would probably want closer to 2000-3000 watts for that.
#20
Holy crap at the 1000 watt amp.
Those power tubes are huge.
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Holy crap at the 1000 watt amp.
Those power tubes are huge.


And glow like mad.

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#22
Now, I just hope someday someone makes an amp with OVER 9000 watts.
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Well, if we bring bass amps into the mix, your 600W doesn't look so big any more.
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If you could actually produce 600W of maxed out guitar noise with that thing, your brain would implode and spill out your ears and nose. Im pretty sure it would also cause an unecessary bowel movement too.

Scientific fact, that.


dare i say...sigged? Haha, but honestly, I doubt you would be able to crank that loud without seriously damaging your ears.
#28
Alright, back to the actual question. The 600w cab would be awesome for high gain because it would pretty much never break up. It doesn't mean that it will be deafeningly loud, it means that it can handle an enormous amount of power.
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#31
^^ Thats crazy, it says in his actricle that you could modify the amp only to use 2 power tubes and get a 500 watt monster out of two tubes, thats amazing. You bass guitar guys would love that thing, and really there would not be any amp that could come close to the SPL that thing could put out.
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#33
Yeah, I wonder how it'd sound.
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#34
^ it really doesn't matter to me I was comiting on more of the idea than the tone.
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#38
^Because it would be A LOT harder to acheve. Those tubes are VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY big, compared to standard 6L6s. They are hard to come by too. And my guess is that their tone isn't as great as the other ones (considering no other deisng uses them).
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^Because it would be A LOT harder to acheve. Those tubes are VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY big, compared to standard 6L6s. They are hard to come by too. And my guess is that their tone isn't as great as the other ones (considering no other deisng uses them).


So we can make The Hadron Collider which will be capable of recreating the big bang by particle collisions which has enough power to make a black hole. But we cant create new tubes.... This world amazes me sometimes lol
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