Im sure this is a silly question but I am a noob when it comes to cabs. I never really had to worry about this in the past. So I just bought a brand new Peavey 6505+ and a new yet used Marshall JCM 900 1960A cab, and the connections on the back are not as straight forward as they are on my peavey cab. I want to make sure I do this correctly so I don't damage the head. I have searched on this forum and many others as well as google but I know so little about how to do this none of the info I have found has helped me.
Here is a pic of the back of the cab and the settings on the 6505+. http://i.imgur.com/NTCEU.jpg
How do I correctly connect the head for 1 cab use as well as 2 cabs for a full stack if I wanted too? And which ohm setting should be selected for both situations?
I also do not know what mono and stereo means? Is mono single cab and stereo 2 cabs? Also do I need 1 or 2 speaker cables for 1 cab? Do I just use on input and the other cable would be used for 2 cabs...??
Please if you can answer this, do so in idiot terms. lol
Thanks for any input...
I did find this thread but I don't fully understand whats explained here: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/instr...1960a-cab.html
It says use the 16 Ohms on the head, but how do I use 16 Ohms on the cab? Do I only use the right side input? or is it both left and right 8 Ohms inputs and if so what is the switch set to? Mono or Stereo?
I figured it out after talking with a couple other people. For anyone else that would like help on the subject:
Head set to 4 Ohms, then use 1 speaker cable into the 4 Ohms switch on the left of the cab. Always set the cab to mono.
Head set to 16 Ohms, then use 1 speaker cable into the 16 Ohms switch on the right of the cab. Always set the cab to mono.
2 Speaker cables is over kill and if the switch on the cab is moved accidentally from mono to stereo then bad stuff can happen, so you are better off using the above info using only 1 speaker cable. No advantage to using 2 cables.