Ampeg SVT-810E Bass Cabinet (2x400 Watts, 8x10")

The SVT-810E is Ampeg's flagship bass cabinet. With eight 10-inch speakers pushing 2x400 watts in classic SVT style, the "fridge" is a modern legend.

Ampeg enclosures have been setting the standard in bass tone for decades, and your Ampeg SVT-810E bass cabinet is no exception. Affectionately known as "The Fridge," this massive bottom-end box of boom brings the heavy with eight 10" speakers in a Baltic birch plywood enclosure, dual 1/4" and secure Neutrik Speakon inputs/outputs, a tilt-back handle bar, and a protective skid rails for easy transport. This workhorse cab pushes out a maximum SPL of 130 dB and is built to take the abuse of the road, delivering on all expectations the Ampeg name elicits.

The Power of Eight 10" Speakers

There's a reason Ampeg decided to go with eight separate 10" speakers: sonic efficiency. Ampeg learned that 15" or 18" speakers don't dish out the same sonic effectiveness as 10" speakers do, and the eight 10" speakers in your SVT-810E respond to transient peaks more quickly than larger speakers. This cab has a maximum SPL of 130 dB, so you can really push the volume hard without worrying about your signal becoming distorted.

Unchanged Matchless Design Since the Late '60s

Your SVT-810E bass cab is virtually identical to the original SVT-810. The renowned Infinite Baffle design features a sealed enclosure which keeps your tone nice and tight, resulting a rigid and focused sound. This baby has been featured with such artists as John McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, and Chris Squire from Yes.

Durability and Mobility

Weighing in at 165 pounds, this beastly cab is built read more like a tree trunk, but that doesn't mean it has to be immobile like one. Your SVT-810E bass cab comes with a tilt-back handle bar and protective skid rails for easy transport. You'll be able to set this baby up in no time for sound check without any unnecessary heaving. Dual 1/4" and Speakon inputs/outputs means that your connecting cables will be secure and ready to project your signal reliably every time.


- Wide frequency response of 58 Hz to 5 KHz at -3 dB
- 2 x 400 watts of handling for stereo; 800 watts for mono
- Nominal impedance of 2 x 8 ohms for stereo, 4 ohms for mono
- Tilt back handle bar and protective skid rails for easy transport
- Maximum SPL of 130 dB
- Each magnet weighs in at 30 ounces
- Built with Baltic birch plywood
- Dual Neutrik Speakon and 1/4" input/output jacks
- Sensitivity of 100 dB
- Usable low frequency of 40 Hz at -10 dB
- Weighs in at 165 pounds
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- Dimensions: 48 in. x 26 in. x 16 in. (1.2m x 66cm x 40.6cm)
- Weight: 165 lb. (74.8 kg)
- Component 1: Magnet Weight: 30oz (0.85kg)
- Component 1: Size: 8 in. x 10 in.
- Component 1: Voice Coil: 2 in.
- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 58 Hz - 5 KHz
- Maximum SPL: 130 dB
- Nominal Impedance: 2 x 8 Ohms
- Program Handling: 2 x 800 Watts
- RMS Handling: 2 x 400 Watts
- Sensitivity: 100 dB
- Usable Low Frequency (-10dB): 40 Hz
- Connections: 1/4 Inch and Speakon
- Protective Skid Rails
- Stereo or Mono Operation
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 166 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 28 x 20 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-030-2701

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-575-3600

Ampeg SVT-810E Cabinet

The world-renowned Classic Series Cabinets are synonymous with bass enclosures and the sound they are expected to produce. From the undeniable tone of the SVT-810E to the unexpected low end of the extended range SVT-410HLF, Ampeg enclosures have set the standard for decades. All enclosures feature dual Neutrik Speak-On and 1/4" input/output jacks. Cabinets using high frequency horns contain a variable level attenuator. To prevent overpowering and damaging the horns, a resistive bulb is wired in series with the horn for protection.

A Workhorse of a Different Color

The Ampeg SVT-810E is the speaker enclosure people mean when they say SVT speaker cabinet. It's all about tone. Other than the color scheme, it is identical to the original SVT-810.

Why eight 10" speakers? Ampeg learned early on that 10" speakers work much more efficiently than fifteens or eighteens -- and if you put eight 10" speakers together, you can move a huge column of air. You'd need five 18" or six 15" speakers to move as much air as the SVT-810E. And they simply wouldn't be able to respond to transient peaks as quickly as Ampeg's tens.

The Ampeg SVT-810E is still manufactured using the same design dating all the way back to 1969. The Infinite Baffle design of these sealed enclosures produces vast amounts of tightly focused bass. That's why you'll find the SVT-810E on stage with such artists as Chris Squire (Yes), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), John McVie (Fleetwood Mac), and far too many others to list here. In the world of high performance bass cabs, the Ampeg SVT-810E stands tall and proud.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (36 ratings)
Submitted January 8, 2017 by Lou S in Carmel, IN
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've been playing since 1976, and I'm not dead yet. My cabinets of choice have been Acoustic and boogies. I just bought the 810 Classic because I ordered the pf410 and honestly it was small yet not the oomph I need for a classic rock 80's LOUD club band.I drove myself crazy with the Heritage vs Classic question. I bought the Classic because 300 bucks is 300 bucks.. I cannot be happier. Took it out for the first time last night. All night long the oohs and ahs were amazing. punch, tone, I tilted it into the trunk of my Mercury marquis and boom a bungee strap and done. It;s like wheeling in a cart. I know great tone this has it in droves... I play a BBE AB preamp (300 dollars) a yamaha 3500s amp. run the 810 in stereo when I hit my digitech s100 for chorus etc... don't believe the Heritage deal...I'm sure it's great but if 300 bucks can pay some bills don't waste your money. I took my box, covered in a layer of really nice black duct tape and made my own cover...for 30 bucks.... sturdy, no tolex mishaps at all... plus all the gig bags get stowed in it while at the gig. Can't wait to get my accord station wagon up and running to make transport even easier..... thanks zZounds for payment plan too!
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since 76 have played a thousand gigs at least
Musical Style:
classic rock
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