Questions about overall loudness (Invader / 4x12 / 1x12 content)

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  1. trig

    trig SS.org Regular

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    I have a couple of questions about overall loudness. Due to certain circumstances I dragged my Invader/Orange halfstack from the rehearsal „studio“ to my apartment – so what are my options of using it. As much as I’d want to, I cant crank the amp up – it sounds quite decent even on lower volumes, but obviously the 4x12 is too much.

    1. Would I be able to crank the amp more with a 1x12 and not be as loud? (does it make any sense?)
    2. Should I even use a 100w amp with lets-say a 60w 1x12 cab and not damage anything?
    3. Other options besides the attenuator?

    Thanks for any input
     
  2. Kakaka

    Kakaka I am with Jesus!

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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes, check for impedance matching though.
    3. With the 4x12, not really.
     
  3. trig

    trig SS.org Regular

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    cheers

    2. Im aware of the impedances, thanks
     
  4. loktide

    loktide dotlike Contributor

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    playing a 100W head in an apartment wither through a 1x12 or a 4x12 is complety overkill, imo. The 1x12 won't be as loud, but not a 1/4 as loud. It's still pretty fukcing loud. On the other hand, all ENGLs i've played sound great already at bedroom volume so it'll work fine anyway
     
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    yea I know the head is overkill for this - just trying the make the best of it :)
     
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    Kakaka I am with Jesus!

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    Never too much to remember, I'd hate to know some nice speakers were damaged because of that. :D

    Oh, and dotlike is truly right, it will still sound very loud. I think the attenuator is the best idea.
     

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