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does this work?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ryan morris, Sep 25, 2001.


  1. ryan morris

    ryan morris Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    ok, i have a swr workingman 15. i am wondering if i can buy an extension cab that is 8ohms and switch that up as my main speaker(meaning it would recieve the 160 watts) and have the original 15 recieve the 40 additional watts. would this work, or am i wasting my time? thanks, and later, ryan
    oh, i want one cab to be super clear, tight, punchy bass, and one to be low and and a bit growly. so does anyone have suggestions in the swr family of cabs, thanks again
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Hmmmmm ... SWR Triad, methinks ...
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    By the way, I can't think of a way to get the power going where you want it. If the internal speaker is 8-ohm, and the external speaker is 8-ohm, you're gonna get the same power to both. You could use a 4-ohm extension cabinet, and that would put more power to the extension, but you'd be running your rig at 2.67 ohms, which would be ill-advised.
     
  4. ryan morris

    ryan morris Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    well, the main speaker is getting 160 watts and the extension speaker hookup, where nothing is currently hooked up, says it recieves 40 watts.....so...i don't know
     
  5. what are your outputs; is it something like this?



    bridge:8ohm,
    4ohm,
    4ohm? (eg:carvin)


    or something else? That info would definitely help.
     
  6. Like Munji said, you can't control how many watts go to each cab. If you connect 2 8 ohms cabs, each is gonna get half the 4-ohms-rated output power of the amp. No matter watt!

    Some amps (dunno for yours) connect the extra speaker in series instead of parallel to the internal speaker, meaning your total power DROPS.