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re: Bass amp - Speakon Y adapter , 4 + 8 ohm cab question

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by university81, Dec 23, 2013.


  1. university81

    university81

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    Hello,

    I have a TC Electronic BH500 incoming, with the one speakon output

    i have 2 cabs currently in the practice space,

    4ohm Warwick pro 6x10
    8ohm Gallien Krueger 2x12

    i think the warwick 6x10 has a parallel output

    is it possible to combine using both cabs with a Speakon Y adapter cable ? or through the parallel output on the warwick cab ?

    i could just use the 6x10, but if i can use both i might as well ;)

    thanks :bassist:
     
  2. Bass_Pounder

    Bass_Pounder

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    You can only do it *IF* your amp is 2 ohm stable (which I believe it is not).

    Your total impedance would be 2.67 ohms, and the 6X10 would get 2/3 of your power, with the 2X12 getting 1/3.

    Not worth trying IMO due to power distribution issues, ohm load issues, mismatched cabs, etc/
     
  3. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

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    don't use both at once.

    use the 610 for big gigs and the 212 for smaller places.

    don't run those cabs together, for several reasons.
     
  4. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

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    Agreed with all above. There's no good reason to do it, but many reasons not to do it.
     
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  6. university81

    university81

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    thanks everyone for the responses, very helpful =)

    single speakon cable it is then :bassist:
     

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