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GK 700rb into Eden cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by aaron f., Jul 19, 2002.


  1. aaron f.

    aaron f.

    Oct 21, 2000
    Manitoba
    I'm thinking of buying a GK 700rb head and running it into two Eden cabs (D-210T and D-115). At 8ohms the head puts out 225 Watts (the power rateing for the 210 is 250 watts but for the 115 it is 200 watts). Since the 225 Watt output exceeds the rating for the 115's input Could i damage the speaker?

    One more question, when the GK 700rb is running into 8ohm cabs is it 225 watts into EACH cab or is it split in half, 125 watts into each cab (assuming two cabs)?
     
  2. ChenNuts44

    ChenNuts44

    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    you're probably not going to damage the speaker with that amount of power. however, aren't the d-210t and d-115 both 8 ohm cabs? if so, amp would be running a 4 ohm load instead of 8. also, each cab would receive half of the amp's total power output of 380 watts at 4 ohms, or 190 watts. to answer your last question, with an 8 ohm load and two cabs (both cabs would be 16 ohms wired in parallel or 4 ohms wired in series), each cab would receive 112.5 watts. hope that helps...
     
  3. aaron f.

    aaron f.

    Oct 21, 2000
    Manitoba
    Thanks for the help, i've been a little confused about the whole Ohm thing that straightened it out.

    -Aaron
     
  4. ChenNuts44

    ChenNuts44

    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    no prob...
     
  5. Those cabinets and that head should be a good match in power.If you're playing a small job 225w into the 210 or 115 would work well.If playing a large room 385 watts into the pair of cabinets should cover about any thing.sounds like a good choice power wise.
     
  6. ChenNuts44

    ChenNuts44

    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    psycho bass guy- i think you've misinterpreted... both cabs would be 16 ohms (as in two 16 ohm cabs) wired in parallel or 4 ohms (as in two 4 ohm cabs) wired in series. i probably could have worded my statement as follows: "both cabs would be 16 ohm cabs..." etc. i was explaining how to achieve an 8 ohm load with two cabs. my apologies if i confused anyone...