Amp/Cabinet configuration

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by david johnson x, Oct 16, 2011.


  1. david johnson x

    david johnson x

    Jun 13, 2005
    Good Afternoon from Madrid.
    I have a Little Mark II amp (delivering 300W @ 8ohms & 500W @ 4ohms).
    I have two cabinets as follows:
    i) 1 with 2 x 10" speakers (4ohms resistance) &
    ii) 1 with 1 x 15" speaker (8ohms resistance)
    Sadly I have no idea of electronics, however, from reading several articles, I understand that connecting the cabinets in parallel (via the two speaker output ports) will reduce the overall impedence to 2,66 ohms which would damge the amp.
    If I "daisy chain" (amp to cab 1 and then on to cab 2), however, I gather the combined impedence is 12 ohms. This way I will not benefit from 500W or 300W, but won't damage my amp either.
    I should be really grateful if somebody could confirm if I am on the right track and/or if their is a better solution/configuration.
    Many thanks in advance.
    daviD
     
  2. Wrong assumption.............

    Daisy Chaining is parallel also

    You cannot connect both cabs
     
  3. david johnson x

    david johnson x

    Jun 13, 2005
    Okay,
    Thanks for that.
    daviD
     
  4. Cohacq

    Cohacq

    May 14, 2010
    On a related note, is it possible at all to connect cabs in series?
     
  5. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yes, but you would have to build a special series cable to do so. Another solid reason why small 4 ohm cabs make NO sense.
     
  6. You would need a special cable.

    Also note that when running cabs in series, if one cab "goes down", they all do.
     

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