4 Ohm Vs. 8 Ohm Cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sidecar666, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Sidecar666


    Mar 27, 2004
    Are there any drawbacks/differences in using 4 ohm cabs instead of 8's? For example, 4 ohms would see more power from the amp, but would I loose out in sound quality or anything like that in exchange for louder volume?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The only drawback is that you can't add another cab (unless your amp can handle 2 ohm loads safely).
  3. cosmodrome

    cosmodrome Registered User

    Apr 30, 2004
    ****town, Netherlands
    i use a 4 ohm d 410 t cab with my wt400. i chose that cab because i think it's enough (and it is). the only reason i'd want another cab is for monitoring. 1100 euro for a monitor is a bit rich.
  4. Sidecar666


    Mar 27, 2004
    Yeah...my Mesa 400+ says it can handle 2 ohm loads. It has 2 jacks on the back listed for 2 Ohm use. The manual says that if I were to use 2-4 ohm cabs (both my Avatar 2-10"s), I would plug both cabs into the 2 ohm jacks. I was just wondering if the sound quality would be affected or anything.