is an ad140 too much for a 2x12 cab?

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Post by Sethery » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:24 pm

i'm thinking i want to go with the ad series instead of the rockerverbs, but i like to have alot of clean headroom. I have an orange 2x12 with vintage 30s and wonder if the ad140 is just gonna be overkill for it. What do you guys think? has anyone played through this setup? how does it compare to the ad30?
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Post by spoonie g » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:47 pm

i do it. never had a problem.

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Post by bclaire » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:59 pm

Well, since it's a closed back cab it should be OK. Vintage 30's are a 60 watt handling speaker so the total load is only 120 watts, which is less than the 140 watts that the head puts out. I'd say as long as you don't dime it, you're probably OK. I used to use my Marshall 1936 2X12 cab that's also loaded with V30's with my AD140TC and never had a problem but I never turned it way up either....

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Post by delirious131 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:26 am

Yea unless you are cranking it, you shouldnt have a problem. Plus Celestion is pretty good with their ratings. You can probably get 140 watts out of those speakers. They rate them lower on purpose
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Post by inrainbows » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:47 am

I had that exact set up and it was amazing. great great great tone. clean or dirty.

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Post by bclaire » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:12 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by delirious131</i>
<br />Yea unless you are cranking it, you shouldnt have a problem. Plus Celestion is pretty good with their ratings. You can probably get 140 watts out of those speakers. They rate them lower on purpose
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Originally, the Vintage 30's had a listed higher rating. I think it was 75 or 80 at the beginning...

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