Mixing Speakon cable with normal 1/4" cable

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by DubnBass, Nov 16, 2012.


  1. DubnBass

    DubnBass

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    Is it okay to run a speaker cabinet using a speakon/neutrik cable out of one speaker output of a head for one cabinet, then use the other output with normal 1/4" speaker cable for the other cabinet? I thought it shouldn't be a problem, but just wanted to get a second opinion from the forum-ites!
  2. Foz

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    yeah - its OK - all speakon is a better method but using a 1/4" to jumper over to cab 2 won't hurt anything.
  3. arai

    arai

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    Make sure you match the ohms if it is a tube amp or don't go below minimum ohms if it is a solid state amp
  4. DubnBass

    DubnBass

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    Awesome! Thanks.

    Yeah I'm aware of all that thanks... Running a 4ohm solid-state head with two 8ohm cabinets.
  5. arai

    arai

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    You're ready to roll then
  6. DubnBass

    DubnBass

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    Thanks! Is there any difference in daisy-chaining cabinets versus using the two separate outputs my head has?
  7. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

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    There will be no difference. I myself prefer to daisy chain (amp output to speaker #1, speaker #1 parallel output to speaker #2) but I don't even remember why I started doing it.
  8. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    Those electrons are moving so fast, you will barely notice the time lag difference between parallel outputs and daisy chaining. ;)

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