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i dont get..?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by WillySanchez, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. im planning on buying a hartke 2.5XL and 115XL, and upgrading to a hartke 4000 head. im looking at the info and the wattage and ohms stuff is confusing me...im hoping someone can clarify this for me:
    the head puts 400 watts into 4 ohms and 220 watts into 8 ohms,
    the 1-15 power handling is 200 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    the 2.5 power handling is 200 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    what does all this mean?? and can those cabs handle that head??
  2. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    A cab represents a load to the amplifier. If the impedance (Ohm rating) of the cab is higher, the amp will put out less power

    If you hook up two 8 Ohm cabs in parallel (which is the usual way to do, this is also the case when you daisy-chain the cabs) the total load is 4Ohms and each cab will see half of the power delivered by the amp.

    So with your setup you are fine.

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