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Help with my setup...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SideOutBassGuy, Nov 10, 2000.


  1. SideOutBassGuy

    SideOutBassGuy

    Nov 10, 2000
    Here's my current setup:<p>

    Ampeg B-2R Head (which is 200 watts @ 8 ohms/350 watts @ 4 ohms)<br>
    Hartke 4x10 cab which handles (300 watts @ 4 ohms)<p>

    So currently I'm running 200 watts into 1 4x10 cab. If I add another 4x10 cab will it be too much power for the Hartke cab because it only handles 300 watts or does the amp split the wattage by sending 175 to each cab? Would adding another cab cut my volume level down as well?
     
  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
    You'll be fine. You will have a lot more volume, too.
     
  3. Matthias

    Matthias

    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    1. If the Hartke cab is really 4Ohms, you're running up to 350W into it, but that's ok. But as far as I know, Hartkes only come in 8Ohms, in this case it will see 200W as you said.
    2. Two 8Ohm cabs rated in the range of 150-400W each will be ok for the Ampeg. Each cab will see 175Watts.
    3. It's not possible to hook up two 4Ohm cabs, because this results in a total load of 2Ohms, wich is too low for the Ampeg.

    Matthias