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Anyway to get a SVT 810 to be an 8 Ohm cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by j-raj, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    This is a question that our Warehouse/Logistics guy had... and like usual, I had no way to answer this.
  2. Disconnect half the speakers.....


    Seriously, there's no practical way to do it short of replacing the drivers.
  3. tadawson


    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Replace all the drivers with 16 ohm and run four in parallel in series with the other four in parallel. With the stock speakers, not possible, short of using a transformer to translate the overall cabinet impedance.

    - Tim
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    If the guy's amp isn't rated for a 4 ohm load, you could rewire the cabinet for 16 ohms. Since most amps put out more than 50% of their maxiumum rated power at the next higher standard impedance, the volume difference between (otherwise identical) 8 ohm and 16 ohm cabinets would be negligable...or so I have myself convinced...