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SVT 4 Pro Bridged Output Connector

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by jd_watt, Mar 23, 2014.


  1. jd_watt

    jd_watt

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    Mar 22, 2013
    Hi all,

    I was under the impression that a special neutrik Speakon cable was needed to run out of the amp's mono bridge output to a single cab, but the manual below doesn't make any reference to it, nor does Ampeg sell this specific cable. Will I be ok running out of the amp with a standard Speakon cable? Thanks for your help. Just getting ready for today's rehearsal!

    http://www.ampeg.com/pdf/SVT4PRO_OM.pdf

    Additionally, they are showing how to build one, but I'm wondering if this is only necessary if one end is quarter inch.



    The website also says the following: "Q7) When I use my SVT-4PRO mono-bridged the volume is not what I expected for a 1600 watt amplifier. What's wrong?
    Check your Speakon plug, it should be wired for +1 (positive) and +2 (negative) on the amp end. The cabinet end should be wired in the standard fashion, which is +1 (positive) and -1 (negative). Be sure to depress the stereo/mono-bridge button"

    Perhaps I should just purchase a 2nd Speakon cable and rewire it? Thanks again for having a look!
     
  2. jd_watt

    jd_watt

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    Mar 22, 2013
    I also found this: Q14) What kind of speaker cable is required to mono bridge my SVT-IV PRO?
    The prefered cable is 12 gauge with Speakon to Speakon connectors. Be sure to wire the Speakon on the "amp" end for +1 (positive) and +2 (negative). On the "cabinet" end wire the Speakon for +1 (positive) and -1 (negative). It is a good idea to label each end so there is no confusion on the gig.

    So, am I just looking at opening my speakon cable and rewiring?
     

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