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i have a question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gallienkrueger, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. yeah, i just bought a Gallien Krueger 400rb head and about 2 months before i bought a 1x15 GK 1x15 cab, since the cab is 200 watts and the head is 240 i was wondering would i have a problem?
  2. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    no, you won't have a problem... unless you push the amp hard enough to clip (that's what happens when the amp is overdriven)

    if the cabinet's continuous power rating is 200 watts, the ideal amplifier to run it would be 400 watts. this is based on AES calculations for determining proper amplifier power.

    (AES - audio engineering society)

    i'll try to simplify this a bit:

    if you turn it up so loud that it sounds bad (distorted) you are at a risk of damaging your speakers and amp.

    having a properly sized amp for your speaker means more bass and less chance of clipping.

    (sorry for the novel)

    ;) ;)
  3. ok thanks
  4. Guess I really do learn something new everyday.
  5. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Um... well the GK 400RB-III is 240 watts and 4 ohms and GK only makes 8 ohms 1x15's. The 400RB-III is 150 watts at 8 ohms so you should be fine.

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