daisy chain

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by austin01bmx, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. austin01bmx


    Jan 8, 2002
    what does the term daisy chain mean?
  2. ganttbos

    ganttbos The Professor Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    New Orleans area
    This term can apply to cabinets, power amps, etc.
    In the case of two cabs connected to a single amplifier (probably the more common meaning for the term), if you run one speaker wire out from the amp to the first cab, and then a second speaker wire from cab 1 to cab 2, you're daisy chaining the cabs. The issue here is that two 8 ohm cabs connected in this way present a 4 ohm load to the amp. This is important since most often the amp is mono bridged to run two daisy chained cabs. You need to know the load placed upon the amp and make sure the amp is designed for the configuration you're using (some amps won't mono bridge into 4 ohms and very few will bridge into 2 ohms). If you ran the two cabs with two speaker wires from the amp's two channels (one to each cab), you now have a situation in which the (stereo) amp "sees" two 8 ohm loads.

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