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Ampeg V-4 at 2 ohms?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by IWillFlyOneDay, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. IWillFlyOneDay


    Feb 26, 2007
    Just got a 70's V-4 today and noticed on the back a switch to toggle between 8, 4, and 2 ohm. Is it safe to run at 2? I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that.
  2. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Suspended Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Good to go. That's why the switch is there. ;)
  4. Tuned


    Dec 6, 2007
    That switch routes the signal through different taps on the output transformer, so that as long as the speaker load matches the switch setting the output tubes are subject to the same resistance. Unlike with solid state amps, the power output remains unchanged, it'll be 100W at 2 ohms as well.

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