sunn 215s

New Amp Day

Today, I finally have a decent rig of DOOM.   I’ve been after the Earth Super Bass/B-1000 for a little while now and when I got my hands on one earlier last month I knew a Sunn would have to go under it.  Luckily a Sunn 215s popped up on reverb with original CTS speakers in excellent shape and I didn’t have to break the bank to get it sent from Texas to San Francisco.  The whole thing sounds MASSIVE, especially when paired with Dunwhich’s Wizard Fuzz.  I could only keep the volume around 4 without fear of liquifying my house’s foundation and killing all small mammals in a mile radius.  I can only image the destruction this will cause when I finally get to crank it.

anonymous asked:

Just came across two empty early Sunn 2x15's for $50 a piece. I'm going to fix them up purty and run them with a Sunn 300t I think. If I'm just going to load one of them up for now I would need two 150 watt speakers, right? If so - what would you recommend?

That’s technically correct, though consider that the 300W rating on your head is RMS, not peak - meaning that if you’re using it at full power you’re likely to be getting over 300 watts at times, especially with an all-tube beast like that. It’s always for the best when your speakers are able to run efficiently, i.e. handle way more of a load than your amp can possibly provide.

That said, I have a Sunn 2x15 with two JBL K140s, which handle 150 watts a piece, and I absolutely love the way they sound. If you can find them, I’d recommend them.