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Dangers of MisMatch Impedence???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jokerjkny, May 15, 2003.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hey all,

    i'm thinking about running two 8 ohm cabs for a total of 4 ohms into my Stewart World 250. but according to the specs, it can only push out its max wattage of 250 watts @ 8 ohms bridged.

    is it ok to still plug in the 4 ohm cab, and run it bridged? would i be asking for trouble?

    FYI, i ran my Demeter 3x10 which was 5.3 ohms into my Peavey DPC, and didnt experience any problems.

    any thoughts, warnings, or expletives of my stoopidity?

  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Do it only if you want to risk releasing the magic smoke inside the Stewart.

    It's a bad idea to run an amp at a lower impedance than the specified minimum. Unless you want to kill it.
  3. Asking for it? No, you'd be demanding it.
  4. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    umm... point taken guys. thx for saving my life!