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Eden WT 800 in Bridge-mono mode

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fachie3, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. fachie3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Chicago IL.
    I have a question regarding Eden WT800 in bridge-mono mode. I have always run my amp in stereo or bi-amp mode. I would like to try to run in bridge-mono mode - while reading the manual - it mentions using only an 8 ohm load while in bridge-mono. I have 2 8 ohm cabinets rated at 400 watts each 1x15 2x10. If I use both of these cabinets it should go down to 4 ohms.
    My question is this:
    1. Can I use this amp in bridge-mono with the speaker config that I have if they are only rated at 400 watts each.
    2. Any benifit using bridge-mono mode?
    3. Would they be considered 800 watts for the two of them? In the manual it states that at 8 ohm in the mode it pushes 800 watts - could I blow out my speakers if it pushes to much power for them to handle.
    4. I would like to know from thoses Eden owners what mode do they run their amp in - and with my speaker config what would work best.

    Thanks for your help
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    1) In bridge-mono mode, you will not be able to use both of your cabinets together--as you said, the pair of them have a combined impedence of 4 ohms, and the WT800 is only rated to handle a minimum of 8 ohms in bridge mono mode. You would likely blow the amp, as it attempted to put out more current than it was really capable of.

    2) The primary benefit to using bridge-mono mode with a stereo amp is to get the maximum amount of power into a single cab.

    3) If you have two cabinets with equal impedences (say, 8 ohms), each of them would get half the power. So, if you had an amp that puts out 800 watts into 4 ohms (not your Eden!), each of the two cabinets would be getting 400 watts.

    4) I can't say what mode most Eden owners run their WT800's in--I suspect it depends on the gig, how many cabinets they have, whether they prefer to biamp or not, etc.
  3. fachie3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Chicago IL.

    Great info on the Eden amp - I was going to try both speakers but thought I would ask first before I blow something up.

  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Glad to be of help. I've never owned a WT800 myself, but I've owned lots of other Eden gear--it's great stuff, adn I'd hate to see any of it blown up unnecessarily!

  5. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    I've got a WT-500 and one of the reasons I bought it is because of the bridge mode. I like to carry only one cabinet to gigs (410XLT).The bridge mode puts maximum power into one cabinet. It is also very limiting if you want to use 2 cabs. I think stereo bass is an oxymoron so I'm not big on stereo power. But the Eden bridged is exactly what I need.

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