Amp with 1 speaker-out...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Berten, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Berten


    Jun 6, 2002
    ...and speakers with just an input.

    Brand like ashdown and warwick have amps with only 1 output and their cabs have in- and outputs. Can I hook 2 cabs with only an input up to one off these heads? How?

  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Are you talking about a combo amp or a head?

    Most combo amps have a very specific ohm load need if you want to use an extension cabinet. Most are equipped with an 8-ohm speaker and are looking for an 8 ohm extension to make a final load of 4 ohms. So, I guess you could wire two extra 4-ohm cabinets in series and use them as an extension.

    If you are talking about a head, you could use a simple Y cable. I've never seen a speaker Y-cable, but they're probably out there or could be made easily enough. If using a Y-cable, you are bound to the same ideas that apply with parallel jacks on a head or cabinet. The two cabinets will combine in parallel, so two 8-ohm cabs make a 4 ohm load, two 4's make 2, etc.