1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Amp head/cabinet hook up

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ken J, Oct 12, 2017.


  1. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    Good morning all

    Just treated myself to a birthday present and purchased a fender rumble 500 Head and two Peavey Headliner 210s. Doing my research the amp can run one cab at 350 watts at 8 ohms and 500 at 4 ohms on two cabs. I’ve only had experience with my combos and use a Morley ABY peddle to combine my combos to use as my bass rig.

    The question I have is how do you tie in the amp into the 210 speaker cabinets with one and/or both at the same time to optimize power and not blow the amp up? The instructions only give me a chart and not a diagram.

    Thank you
     
  2. redneck2wild

    redneck2wild

    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    The Fender Rumble 500 has 2 Speaker Out jacks.
    The Peavey Headliner 210 cabinets have parallel 1/4" jacks.

    There are 2 ways you could run your speaker cables.
    You could run a separate speaker cable from the head to each 8 ohm cabinet.
    Or you could run a single speaker cable from the head to the first cabinet and then run another speaker cable from the first cabinet to the second cabinet.

    Be sure to use Speaker Cables not Instrument Cables.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
    Ken J, Gearhead17, jhb138 and 2 others like this.
  3. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    Copy that
    Thank you
     
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    If your head and cabs both have SpeakOn connections, I would highly recommend getting a pair. They can carry more power, lock into place and, most importantly, cannot be confused for instrument cables on a dark stage.
     
    Ken J likes this.
  5. redneck2wild

    redneck2wild

    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    The Fender Rumble 500 Head has 2 1/4" Speaker Out jacks:
    2370800000_amp_back_001_nr.jpg

    The Peavey Headliner 210 Cabinets have 1 Speakon jack and 2 1/4" parallel jacks:
    Headliner™ 210 : Peavey.com

    So he could use Speakon to 1/4" speaker cables.
     
    Ken J and Gearhead17 like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.