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Ampeg 375 Watt Head into 2 8 Ohm Cabs - Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by musicsale12345, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. musicsale12345


    Mar 31, 2013
    I have an Ampeg B500DR head rated at 375 watts into 4 ohms. I want to plug it into 2 Hartke Cabs each at 8 ohms bringing it down to 4 ohms. However, the cabs are rated at 200 watts handling capacity. Am I making a mistake? Thanks.
  2. Nope. Listen to the cabs.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    It's fine- forget cab wattage ratings, just listen for bad sounds and turn down volume and/or low eq when spkrs complain.
  4. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Good information given. Also - as I understand it - in your situation, each cab would be getting half of the power the 4 ohm head is outputting making it 187.50 watts to each cab. :cool:

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