8ohm vs 4ohm hypothetical choice

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

  1. bassjnky1

    bassjnky1 Supporting Member

    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.
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  4. wcriley


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


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