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Speakers - Ohms Question
Old 18th December 2010
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Speakers - Ohms Question

Guitar Amp Question:

I have a 2x12 cabinet (8 ohms each) and a 4x12 cabinet (16 ohms each)

Is it possible to run the cabinets together? If so What do I need to put the Guitar had on (4,8,16)? and how do I need to wire the cabinets (series, parallel)?


Thanks a Bunch
Old 18th December 2010
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Guitar Amp Question:

I have a 2x12 cabinet (8 ohms each) and a 4x12 cabinet (16 ohms each)

Is it possible to run the cabinets together? If so What do I need to put the Guitar had on (4,8,16)? and how do I need to wire the cabinets (series, parallel)?


Thanks a Bunch
I'm assuming that the ohms you listed are for each individual speaker in their respective boxes.
If so, here's what you might try:

Wire the speakers in the 2x12 cab in series=16 ohm.

Wire the speakers in the 4x12 so there are two pairs of speakers in series=32ohms each pair. Wire the two pairs in parallel and the cab now= 16 ohms.

Drive the two cabs in parallel from your amp and the amp will see an 8 ohm load.
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