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Other ADA Gear => Speakers & Cabs => Topic started by: RandallRG on June 18, 2017, 07:05:59 AM

Title: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 18, 2017, 07:05:59 AM
For anyone out there who has ever owned these or had the chance to use your MP-1 with them I was wondering what your thoughts were about them? The Good/Bad? If I remember correctly they are equipped with 50 watt Celestions & they were designed especially to use with the MP-1 or ? Either way I just wanted to get some reviews as I may be able to get a chance to pick up a set ...Thanks!  :headbanger:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: Harley Hexxe on June 18, 2017, 08:35:15 AM
Using them as a full stack on my backline, I can say beyond any doubt that they are a great set of cabs. At 45 lbs, they are easy to carry, and I can fit a full stack with my guitars, stands, and pedal board into a 1999 Dodge Stratus. Try that with your Marshall stack.
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: MarshallJMP on June 18, 2017, 12:21:57 PM
I have a pair that I use for testing the ADA gear I fix and they don't sound that bad at all. They just lack a bit of low end IMHO.
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 18, 2017, 12:53:14 PM
Cool & Thanks for the info! I had been wanting a pair for awhile & it's been a pain trying to find some. I know there getting on the "Rare" side but I just have not seen to much of them lately. So I heard about a pair & the price is very reasonable so I think I will scoop em up. Besides to have that 80's M-E-T-A-L set-up will be pretty cool! Thanks again Dudes I appreciate it!  :headbanger:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: Samuraipanda on June 19, 2017, 06:14:52 AM
I have 3 of them and love them for the same reasons Harley mentioned. My studio is in the basement and lugging 4x12's up the 15 steps just to play bar gigs blows. lol
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: Soloist on June 19, 2017, 06:46:53 AM
I have 4 of them, they sound great. My only complaint would echo MJMP, they do lack some bass.
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 19, 2017, 01:57:41 PM
Yeah I just picked them up & honestly I can't believe the condition that there in! Of course like all of the old school stuff there built like Tanks & after I clean them up a bit I will get to hear what they sound like...They are very cool considering the size & weight over a full 4x12..You can pick them up & move em around with ease... :headbanger:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: MarshallJMP on June 19, 2017, 02:41:59 PM
Are these the regular ones or the vintage? (has a switch on the back)
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: rnolan on June 20, 2017, 02:42:17 AM
Hey Steve, good to have you back  :thumb-up: :whoohoo!: . So obviously the password reset worked  :metal: .
I have 3 slant split stacks.  The first 2 were made here in Australia under license and I had them loaded with 90w 8 ohm Mesa Celestians. Used them for many years, great cabs and still going strong..
I bought a single slant SS from a pawn shop which was imported (slightly different back plate) and it's loaded with 75w 16 ohm Celestians.  I've wired that cab to be either stereo (2 x 16 ohm) or mono (8 ohm) depending what jacks I plug into it.  I've used it for a long time now as it very convenient just having one 2 x 12 cab.  MikeB uses that cab when we rehears at my house.  It also sounds great but I do get a little bit of flanging when running it stereo (which is typically how I use it).
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 20, 2017, 09:26:25 AM
Are these the regular ones or the vintage? (has a switch on the back)
Hey buddy how's it going? Long time no talk (LOL) Hope all is well? The set I got must be the "Regular" ones...there's no switch on the back. What's the difference between them again? They are equipped with Celestion G12S-50 Watt Speakers... :headbanger:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 20, 2017, 09:40:44 AM
RICH! Hey mate how are you doing? YES & Thanks for "re-setting" my password...it obviously worked. How have you been? Hope all is well with you & yours. Well yeah man it's been awhile since I have been on but I still think that the MP-1 is K-I-N-G! (LOL) Being a Metal Head the unit really is a sweet piece. So yeah I just picked up a set of these "Split Stacks" so I will see how they sound here soon. Thanks again for getting me backon the forum & talk with you soon... :headbanger: 
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: Soloist on June 20, 2017, 09:46:56 AM
Hey RandallRG, even though they lack on the low end I use the parametric eq in my G major2 to add in more bass without the split stacks flubbing out. They kick ass for the 80's type metal I play. :headbanger:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: MarshallJMP on June 20, 2017, 12:04:31 PM
Are these the regular ones or the vintage? (has a switch on the back)
Hey buddy how's it going? Long time no talk (LOL) Hope all is well? The set I got must be the "Regular" ones...there's no switch on the back. What's the difference between them again? They are equipped with Celestion G12S-50 Watt Speakers... :headbanger:

Fine thanks, glad to have you back again !!!
They use the same same speakers only with the vintage ones there is a switch that switches in a filter which filters out the high's a bit. You can ad this if you want.I did it to one of mine. Still need to do the second one.
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: rnolan on June 21, 2017, 02:36:31 AM
Hey Steve, they are a perfect match up with the MP-1, and, as Soloist says, if you need a bit more bottom end just wind up the bass a bit.  Actually (IIRC) there's a mod to change the centre frequency of the MP-1 bass eq making it a bit lower and more usable.  But you also have some other eq in your rig don't you ??  One tip, place the cabs apart at least the width of one cab (I usually go a rack width) to break the infinite baffle.  But also try them next to one another (this should have more bottom end as the "baffle effect" couples the 2 cabs (so they act like 1 cab.. ie a quad box)).
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 21, 2017, 06:10:08 PM
Thanks for the info Rich....I appreciate it! I have my Randall RG100ES Full Stack & I was going to put 1 Split Stack on one end of the room & the other on the other side to "split" up the room completely to see how it would sound being that far apart especially for the Chorus. Good idea or ? Also (for me to be on the "safe" side) what is the correct way that I should hook them? Thanks Buddy!  :thumb-up:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: rnolan on June 22, 2017, 04:46:23 AM
Hey Steve, the standard SS input jacks are 1: in, 2: parallel (just wired parallel to the in so can be used as output to other speaker cab you want in parallel), and 3: series to connect another cab in series, there's a bunch of pics for the different cab combinations in the manuals.  But basically just run one cab off each side of your power amp(s).  The cabs should be 8 ohm (ie 2 x 16 ohm 50w celestians wired in parallel within the cab = total 8 ohms).  Splitting them a fair way apart is a good idea, play around and hear what works for you (and the room)
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 22, 2017, 02:12:29 PM
Thanks for all the info Rich I appreciate it! I will move them around & see what they sound like after I hook them up Thanks again!  :banana-rock:
Title: Re: ADA "SPLIT STACKS" ??
Post by: RandallRG on June 28, 2017, 12:12:06 PM
Hey RandallRG, even though they lack on the low end I use the parametric eq in my G major2 to add in more bass without the split stacks flubbing out. They kick ass for the 80's type metal I play. :headbanger:
Soloist thanks for the info Dude...Glad to hear that they "Kick Ass" for 80's M-E-T-A-L! That's what I am all about! (LOL) Still very cool to be able to find & have the gear from back in the day...Appreciate it Dude! LONG LIVE THE M-E-T-A-L!  :metal: :metal: