10-22-2010 03:25 PM
10-22-2010 03:37 PM
Are the speakers wired series, or parallel? :cop:
10-22-2010 03:42 PM
10-22-2010 03:43 PM
10-22-2010 03:44 PM
10-22-2010 03:46 PM
10-22-2010 03:47 PM
it obviously has 8 ohm drivers. Rewire it in stereo so you can use all of your amp instead of just one side.
I'm not good with this kind of thing. The amp is a Line 6 Spider IV HD150 head. The back says:
"Speaker Outs / Class 2 Wiring"
and then has 2 jacks labeled "Right 8 Ohms" and "Left 8 Ohms"
I have a Earcandy Buzzbomb 2X12 cabinet with 2 jacks, one labeled 4 Ohms and the other labeled 16 ohms.
What is the safest way to hook up this cabinet? Thank you !
10-22-2010 03:54 PM
10-22-2010 04:03 PM
whether a 16 ohm cabinet can be run safely with an amp that has settings for 8 or 4 ohms is yes. However, when running the head at a lower ohm rating then the cabinet, the result will be a significant degree of power loss. In the second case of using a 4 ohm cabinet with an amp that must be run at 8 ohms, this will stress an amp and cause it to overheat. Technically, you’ll get more power output, at the expense of burning out a transformer and/or other components.
10-22-2010 04:09 PM
10-22-2010 04:12 PM
10-22-2010 04:17 PM
best bet is rewire it to stereo 8/8. You have a stereo head anyway.
10-22-2010 04:21 PM
Yeah, I definitely want to do that, but I want to play it tonight ! I just brought the thing home from a CL buy and want to hear it.
10-22-2010 04:26 PM
then rewire it tonight. It will take 5 minutes.
if you MUST try the head before rewiring anything plug into the 16ohms. But keep in mind you will be listening to 1/4 of the power your head is capable of and no stereo fx.
10-22-2010 04:27 PM
With a SS amp:
-8 ohm tap plugged into a 16 ohm cab = Safe (slight loss of power)
(Note: This type of mismatch is safe at any Ratio, but the bigger the disparity, the greater the loss of power, ie, a 4 ohm tap plugged into a 8 ohm cab will yield greater power than the same 4 ohm tap plugged into a 16 ohm cab)
-8 ohm tap plugged into a 4 ohm cab = NOT Safe
10-22-2010 04:38 PM
there is no such thing as mismatching with SS. There is just a minimum or anything higher, with your amp losing output as the resistance gets higher numerically.
I've been using mismatch cab with my old Peavey XXL head (before I sold it)
It never damage the amp..
10-22-2010 04:43 PM
ha ha. I have no idea how to rewire this thing. I will bring it to a pro. I will just use the 16ohm jack for now as I can't really crank it anyway. So when I bring it to an amp guy, I just ask him to "rewire it to stereo 8/8".
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