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Genz Benz bass amplifiers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dmricau87, Jul 3, 2014.


  1. Does anyone know whether or not the Genz Benz focus series bass cabinets are compatible with a contour series combo amp?
     
  2. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Depends on what's loaded in the Contour combo. So long as adding a cab doesn't dip below the amps minimum impedance, you're fine. Best to get an ext cab that closely matches what's in the combo, ie: 1x12 combo/1x12 ext cab, or 2x10 combo/ 2x10 ext cab, etc.
     
  3. agedhorse

    agedhorse SUSPENDED Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Yes, most cabinets in the focus line and all contour combos are 8 ohms.
     
  4. So as long as it's 8 ohms, & not above, it should be cool?
     
  5. agedhorse

    agedhorse SUSPENDED Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Total load below 4 ohms is not good. That would be 2 x 8 ohm cabinets in parallel.

    If using 2 cabinets, each one should be 8 ohms or GREATER (not less).
     
  6. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    I am running a Focus 115 with my Contour 500 115. It's a 215 wonderland.
     
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