8ohm vs 4ohm hypothetical choice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassjnky1, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. OK, so, given a choice between connecting 2 8ohm cabs to a 2 channel power amp what would be preferable...
    If amp delivers 500 watts at 4ohm or 300 watts at 8ohm per channel would it be best be to connect a speaker to each channel or to daisy chain for the 500 watt at 4ohm on a single channel.

    Any audible difference? Volume?
  2. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Northfield, Ohio
    I could be wrong but I don't think it matters. I have owned some amps that had two speakon jacks on the back and some that only had one. The ones that only had one I would just daisy chain and the ones that had two I would plug each cab into it's own jack.
  3. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    The difference between 500 and 600 potential watts will not be audible.
  4. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    8 ohms per side will mean both channels running cool and well under their maximum ratings.