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Help with adding bass cabinets together...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SamuelJ, May 15, 2011.

  1. Just wondering, if I added two bass cabinets together, for example, two 4x10 500 watt cabinets, will these now be equal to an 8x10 1000 watt cabinet? Can a 1000 watt head be run through these two cabinets now?
  2. Gotta P

    Gotta P

    Mar 26, 2011
    besides watts you have to be sure the ohms will match(speakers and amp). example: if both cabs are 8 ohm and your amp can handle 4 ohm then it would be ok.
  3. craig.p


    Sep 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    A thousand watts aimed at eight ten-inch drivers would warrant extreme caution: volume, tone settings, and subsonic energy.
  4. AshdownMad


    Apr 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK

    +1 with Gotta P
  5. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    FWIW any head can be used to power any speaker setup so long as the impedance matching is correct. In the case of a 1000w head into speakers rated at 1000w that's probably twice the power required to drive them to full output. Read this, which should be mandatory before anyone asks any power and impedance related questions:

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