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2 ohms, 4 ohms, oh my

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BadMonk, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. BadMonk

    BadMonk Enjoy The Ride

    Feb 25, 2006
    Bedminster, New Jersey
    if i have a 500 w. amp at 2 ohms/250 w. at 4 ohms...then can i safely use one 4 ohm cab without a problem? If yes, the rig will be running at 250 watts, right? Can I then later add another 4 ohm cab - let's say when i have the money? If so, the rig will be running at 500 watts, right?

    As you can see, i don't get ohms/watts/etc. very well. So, any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    Everything you have stated is correct.
  3. Yes! It's always OK to run a solid state power amp into a cabinet with a higher impedance that the minimum safe operating impedance (in your case, 2ohms). The amp will actually not be working as hard as it would in the minumum load, so if anything, it is 'safer' that way.

  4. DbNBassist


    Aug 12, 2006
    yes yes this is right

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