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bi-amping

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Billdog, Mar 21, 2003.


  1. Billdog

    Billdog

    Feb 27, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    When you bi-amp 2 8ohm cabs, is it a load of four ohms per channel, or 8ohms per channel? My guess is eight, but if that's the case, you'd have to have something like a 2000watt bridged-@-4ohm amp to dish out like 300watts to each speaker, and that just seems kind of ridiculous.
     
  2. Bi amping requires two independent channels.
    One amp channel for highes and the other for lows.
    Therefore, one 8 ohm cab per channel.

    I'd recommend not bi-amping and running both cabinets together at 4 ohms mono bridged.
     
  3. Billdog

    Billdog

    Feb 27, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    coolness. I may end up not bi-amping, as I haven't really tried it yet, but I'd like to have the option so I can give it a whirl. Thanks.
     
  4. Billdog

    Billdog

    Feb 27, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    oh, also, if I wasn't going to bi-amp, I would probably just play through one cab, so should I buy only 4ohm cabs, seeing as, if I understand you, if I bridged, it would be 4, and if I bi-amped, it would be 4 per channel?