Anyone used 8 ohms and 4 ohms mixed?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by semborg, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. I am close running this setup. But I am a little afraid doing this.
    And I cannot try it before I buy it.

    So I would like to hear from you that have experience with this.

    My setup (future):
    Yamaha bbt500h
    2x10 (4ohm)
    1x15 (8ohm)

    (In paralell)
  2. If its a solid state amp, and the amp can go down to 2 ohms then yes you can do it (4 ohm + 8 ohm = 2.67 ( IIRC ) )
  3. yeah it can go down to two ohms.
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Isn't one cab going to be twice as loud as the other?
  5. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    I don't think so, when you double the wattage there's just a slight volume increase. Wattage isn't directly related to loudness.
  6. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    My bad, I mean't "wouldn't one cab get twice as much wattage as the other cab?"
  7. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    I use an Aguilar GS410 (4ohm) with a GS112(8ohm) through my DB750 and it is killer!
  8. Jazzin you're right, the 4 ohm will get twice as much power. So you can do it, just make sure the 4 ohm cab is rated for more wattage than the 8 ohm or you'll never get near full ouptut from the 8 ohm without blowing the 4 ohm.

    Ideally the 4 should have twice the rated power of the 8 ohm.