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Higher Wattage Output Than Cab Wattage

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SterlingArcher, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. I have a dumb question. I found a deal I can't pass up. It's a GK 1001 RB II. I currently have a Hartke vx215, 4 ohms, 500W rating. The simple solution would be to buy a cab that can handle more power, but in the meantime, can I run the 1001 RB II through the vx215 at a reduced volume/gain/eq to preserve the cabinet?
  2. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    Yep, just listen while you're playing - you'll know if you need to lay off the juice when the cab starts farting-out.
  3. Hi.

    Of course You can, just use your ears.

    BTW, most of the vented cabs need only fraction of their thermal power rating in order to excurse the speaker in sub 40Hz region, so it always pays to listen the speakers complain.


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