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What are the avantages of Stack Amps over Combos?
09-03-2002, 09:06 AM
You get a bit more choice; you could have a Marshall head with a Mesa cab, or any other combination you wanted.
For a given wattage a stack may be easier to move than a combo, because the weight is split between the boxes.
The ultra-high power amps tend to be separate head/cab systems as well, mostly because of the weight and size.
but what I meant was for a given wattage, is there anything else better (from a technical point of view) in the stack rather than the separate weight & the more choice things?
[Edited by SLY on 09-03-2002 at 01:57 PM]
09-04-2002, 03:44 AM
Not really, I don't think.
Stacked rigs will tend to have, for instance, 4x12 cabs, rather than the 1x12 or 2x12s you normally get with combos.
Because the separate head/cab systems tend to be bought by the better off musicians, they often have more features - maybe more channels, switchable EQ or FX loops and so on, but that varies manufacturer to manufacturer and amp to amp.
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