Ampeg 610 cab wiring help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by finjam, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. finjam


    Sep 18, 2008

    wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram, instructions or insight for a Ampeg 6x10 cab? I'm guessing it's from the mid/late 90's. I can't seem to find this info on the web.

    Trouble is that I found that the attenuator on the back had been bypassed at some point when pulling 2 of the speakers to send out for repair. Would like to get this cab back to as close to original as possible but don't know jack about wiring a cab.

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If nobody answers, call Ampeg CS. Number's on Welcome To Ampeg . But someone will answer...just not me.
  3. rdk


    May 28, 2011
    Most of the 6x10's now days have 6 ohm speakers in them. So they are basically THREE 2x12's wires in series. And then the THREE 2x12's wired in parallel with the input. As far as the tweeter goes, you can get a 4 ohm LPAD pretty cheap and wire that in with the tweeter if u want. If not I assume u just wire it in parallel with the drivers. I may be wrong about the tweeter but I'm pretty sure that's how the drivers are wired.
  4. fixed that for you...
  5. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Customer Support- Ampeg/ Line 6
    On the attenuator(facing away from you) left to right: Blue wire goes to J6, Red to J8, Black to J7.
    Speakers are 6 ohms.
    Anything else?
  6. rdk


    May 28, 2011
    Oops. Yea I build a lot of 2x12 guitar cabs and I'm so use to typing 2x12 and not 2x10 ha ha. But anyway, is that correct?
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    in a 610HLF, coming out of the crossover, the 10's are wired like this:

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  8. oinkbanana


    Oct 20, 2011
    jon is correct. I used to have a 610hlf and that's how mine was wired.

    three pairs of 2X10 wired in parallel (each pair 12 ohms total)
    4ohm cab using six 6ohm speakers.
    inside the cab there was also a divider for each pair (like the 810)
  9. finjam


    Sep 18, 2008
    you guys are rad, thank you
  10. UncleScabby


    May 3, 2014
    Thanks John. Just found this post during an internet search. Ampeg had two of my speakers wired backward.
  11. PawleeP


    Oct 8, 2012
    East Coast
    using someone else;s 610hlf at practice spot, is it wired (series parallel) 3 12 ohm loads in parallel?
    not sure if another 4ohm cab such as a 210 or single 15 to pair with it would be a good idea. p