High-wattage head with small speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ConnorStinehart, May 25, 2012.

  1. ConnorStinehart


    Jan 15, 2012
    St. Louis
    Hi guys! I have a Little Mark 800 head and, since I don't know very much about how amps work, I was wondering, is it okay to pair such a high-powered head with a small speaker, like a MarkBass 121 extension cab, provided the impedance is the same? If so, how much sound can I expect out of that rig?
  2. Yeah that should be fine, just listen for it farting out and roll back the bass or volume. You can expect just a little less volume than a 210 would have. Its not a big cab, and realistically it has the same limitations that all full range cabs do. The best thing you can do is go try it out. I would also recommend that if you are getting single speaker cabs, get 8 Ohm cabs. That way you can always add a second cab for more volume.
  3. Just don't expect too much from it, regardless of what the cab is "rated for".

    Volume comes from speaker area, NOT from throwing a bunch of watts at a small cab.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 to both above, and yes, get an 8 ohm cab for sure.
  5. ConnorStinehart


    Jan 15, 2012
    St. Louis
    Thanks guys, that's really helpful!
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