Daisy Chaining

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by B166ER, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. I'm pretty sure that when daisy chaining the ohm rating stays the same compared to normally seting up the 2 different cabs directly from the head. So 2 8ohm cabs would always end up being the 4 ohms power rating comming out of the head when daisy chaining and normal setup right?
  2. BruceWane


    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Yeah, that's right.

    Unless you do some custom wiring, no matter whether you daisy-chain or connect directly to the amp, your speaker cabinets will always be connected in parallel. 8 ohms plus 8 ohms will equal a 4 ohm load, 4 ohms plus 4 ohms will equal a 2 ohm load, 8 ohms plus 4 ohms will equal a 2.67 ohm load........if you want to get into 3 or more cabs, you'd best have a clear understanding of how to calculate impedance.

    The formula for resistance in a parallel circuit is Rs = 1/(1/R1+1/R2+1/R3+...+1/Rn) where R1, R2, etc. are the ratings of the individual cabs. Rs is the total load.