My predicament here is a very basic question, but a question that warrants me to know exactly every detail before I make one connection.
I've got two custom built cabs that I have running with my LMIII. Each cab has only an input, meaning I do NOT have them daisy chained, but rather one plugged into the Speakon jack (input 1) and the other to the 1/4" below it (input 2). They are each about 8 ohms. Together, they are actually around 4.33 ohms. I'm using the DI on the back to run to a smaller combo cab that is being used just for higher frequencies, which is where my issue begins.
I've spoken with another TB'er (MasterBass!) about the custom horn boxes he uses with his rig to bring out highs (seen here: horn boxes
I think instead of using my crappy combo, I'd like to try this route. Just a horn and four tweeters. I've messaged him a few times but I think it might be beneficial to spread this for everyone's sake, and keep nagging him with dumb questions! My question:
MasterBass! said that he daisy chains his two MB cabs with the Speakon input, then uses the other 1/4" for the horn box. Should I add a "thru" jack to one of my cabs and hook it up like him, or should I buy a Y speaker cable (like one on this page, not sure which one though: Y-cables
) and split one of the outputs on the amp, running the horn and smaller cab on the Y-cable?
I was assured by MasterBass! (and fully trust his expertise) that either solution would work, but I'd rather not go into my cabs again if I don't have to. I know the impedance won't be an issue either, I just don't wanna blow anything at all and I'm SUPER careful about hookups/power.
What would you guys do? What's the BEST solution? FWIW, I'm thinking about re-tuning the ports on my cabs in the future. Just to add spice to maybe opening them up and killing two birds with one stone.