Deciphering vintage Carvin R600 Redline resistance

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lildrgn, Aug 2, 2021.


  1. lildrgn

    lildrgn

    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    My old TE is on the fritz and I do have a Carvin R600 combo amp as a backup. However, I don't really want to use the speakers in the combo because it's too darn big. Thinking of taking the amp out of the cab and using it with my existing speakers. Question is, will my 2 8 ohm cabinets work with this?

    Here's what the back of the amp says:
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    My cabs are rated as such:
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    Assuming the amp can run the 2 cabs, what will the wattage be? An amp scientist I am not.
     
  2. Mighty Thumb

    Mighty Thumb

    Jun 17, 2006
    Yes. Run the amp in bridged mode and use the bridge only outputs. Rock on.
     
  3. lildrgn

    lildrgn

    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, does that mean 700W?

    Now just to get the head out of the cab!
     
  4. Mighty Thumb

    Mighty Thumb

    Jun 17, 2006
    According to your picture, yes. I have a Series III R600 head and it’s rated for 600w @ 4ohms bridged.
     
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  5. lildrgn

    lildrgn

    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Got the amp out of the cabinet, screwed on top of the amp. Too hot to mess around with it now. Will try it tomorrow.
     
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