Another amp/cab question.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassmusic808, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. How can a head rated 1000w @ 2 ohms power one cab rated 400w @ 4 ohms safely? Is it just a matter of not turning the volume all the way up or simply a matter of the ohm rating?? Seems like the head would be too powerful.

    (Still learnin' about this stuff :bawl: )
  2. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    How much power your amp puts out is determined by the load(ohms) you have connected to it. A 2ohm load will let more power flow to your speakers than a 4ohm load will.

    If your amp can handle a 2ohm load, you can also run a 4 or 8 ohm load. BUT, if your amp is rated at say 4ohms, a 2ohm load would run the amp TOO hard and distroy it.
  3. rockindoc

    rockindoc Daily Lama

    Jan 26, 2002
    Bonham, Tx
    If your head will supply about 800W into a 4ohm load, then you're in the "headroom ballpark". Having power to spare (1.5 to 2.5 times the cab's power rating) is a good thing. And yes, be careful if you crank the volume.