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hooking up a cab.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by whofan, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. whofan


    Jun 29, 2001
    i've never owned or touched anything other than what i have now (crate bx15, MIJ fender precision). we just picked up a carvin 2x10 cabinet at a garage sale for a really good price. i want to run it from my crate bx15's power amp (we're picking up a scrappy ampeg head next week).

    what kind of cable do i use to hook them up? XLR?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I am not sure your Crate will have a speaker out on it. If it does, you can use a regulat 1/4" SPEAKER cord. Don't use a guitar cable.

  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts

    This should work OK. Your Crate BX15 will drive a 4 ohm load so whether the cab is 4 or 8 ohms you're all set. It will disconnect the internal speaker automatically.

    Be careful pushing the amp hard, with only 12 watts you'll probably get into clipping pretty easily and that could damage the Carvin speakers, especially the tweeter.

    Use a speaker cord NOT a guitar cord.
  4. whofan


    Jun 29, 2001
    thanks...exactly what i needed to know.

    this will definitely not be a long term thing, it's just one of those "i HAVE to try this" sorta thing. i'll be running the cab with a much more powerful ampeg later on.

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