Dangers of MisMatch Impedence???

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


  1. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    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?

    :D
     
  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

    jokerjkny

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