amp-speaker connections

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jpjbasstrekker, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. jpjbasstrekker


    Dec 19, 2014
    I own a new Eden 410XLT cabinet and just purchased an old Eden WT800D head with the banana jacks. The amp can be connected in a variety of configurations, but which is the best way to connect to my cabinet? Can I use just one side of the stereo amps or do I have to run in bridge mode? I've been playing for 30 years, but only direct into boards, this is my first speaker/head set up... yeah, I know. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. You can run just one amp side. I don't recommend with a single 410, but you could also run both amps bridged. Your choice :)
  3. Abrahampost


    Feb 22, 2013
    If the cab is 8 ohms you could run it bridged but one side of the 800 can get silly loud. If the wt is an older model it won't handle 4 ohms bridged
  4. jpjbasstrekker


    Dec 19, 2014
    The WT800 specs are:
    440W per side into 4-ohms,
    880W bridged into 8-ohms

    The 410XLT specs are:
    700 watts, 4 or 8 ohms

    Ths manuals were unclear
  5. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    If you have banana plugs at the bridge output the amp will be a WT800A revision D which should be labeled 8 ohm at the bridge out. If your cab is 4 ohm do not plug it in there. If your cab is 8 ohm then that will be the best place for it. If the bridge out says 4 ohms then plug it in there no matter what the impedance of the cab is.
    Next step is important. With the amp OFF depress the bridge mode button (red led on ) you will need a pen or something small to do this as when the button is in its out position it will be flush with the front panel (led off). Also make sure bi-amp mode is off when using bridge mode and vice versa. Never change modes with the amp on. Can be bad. Also make sure that the balance knob is at noon or favours the LEFT side
    If you want to use only one side of the amp, again turn bridge mode off while amp is off and plug cab into either side and make sure balance knob is at noon or favours the side you plugged into.
    Turn on and play.
    One of the cool features is in dual mono (one cab off each side not bridged) is you can get away with two slightly mis - matched cabs and use the balance knob to help that.
    Oh, and don't lend your amp to someone who doesn't understand this. It may come back broken.
    If it is 8 ohm at the bridge and you plug an 8 ohm cab on one side unbridged you'll only get 240 watts to the cab. Bridge it and you'll get 800. Set the gain so that the green led just dances a bit with your lowest loudest notes.Then use your ears and the master to set overall volume and protect the cab from the extra watts. And leave the enhance off. Sucks the low mids and you'll get lost in the mix. It should be plenty loud.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
  6. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    This is very important!
  7. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    The cab will have a label on the rear jack plate which will tell you what its impedance is.