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Input and Ohm question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MrFortuneCookie, Sep 12, 2001.


  1. i just came across something. I noticed that at least on the SWR cabs, they have an input and then an output jack. If you were to connect an 8 ohm cab to another 8 ohm cab using this output jack, would it end up going to your amp as a 4 ohm load? Or would it remain an 8 ohm load? Sorry, i know it's a stupid question.

    Also, if you use the SWR Mo' Bass, and you want to use the Speakon connectors, would you connect a Speakon cable from the 'right' connector of Mo' bass to the speaker cab and then a cable from the speaker cab to the other cab. And then for the left side, run a speakon cable from the 'left' output of the Mo' Bass to a cab and then from the cab to another cab?

    Sorry for the what may seem like a stupid question, but these are all important in my decision making process for a new Rig, so all help and input is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. PJR

    PJR

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    If you plan on using 2 cabs with the Mo.....and want to run the amp in stereo mode....then yes...you would use each left and right speakon output and run to their respective cabinets.

    If you use the 2 cabs and 'daisy' chain them....the resulting ohm load will be reduced accordingly, and the amp will not see an 8 ohm load , as in your specific case.

    -Peter
     
  3. Now i wouldn't do this, but hypathetically, i could connect two Megoliath cabs to the Mo' Bass in stereo mode, correct? I'm talkin using the cabs in their full potential as a 8x10 cab, and not just using it as 4x10.
     
  4. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    1) Yes, the load would be 4 Ohms.

    2) Yes, you can do that without problems.
    2 Cabs per channel, loading each channel at 4ohms. Thats what I get from you at least.
     
  5. PJR

    PJR

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    ......2 megoliaths ????

    Hmmmmm...that would be 16-10's total huh ??

    That's a lotta Cabinet(s) there , my brother !!

    I'm not so sure you would be using the megoliaths to their full potential......

    I use a Mo-Bass with (1) Goliath sr. (6-10's) ....and run the amp bridged......which nets me a potential of 900 watts.....which the Goliath sr eats up nicely.

    The (2) Megoliaths would probably run better with more power than just (1) Mo-bass could provide.

    -Peter
     
  6. Well like i said, i would never do it, but i was curious if that perticular situation could even be done.
     
  7. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Yes, you could do it...and I'm sure your bandmates would love you for it! :D NOT! Might need a bit more wattage there, chief, in order to make those 16 10's really pump. Still, lugging two Megaliath's anywhere would be a nifty weight-lifting exercise. I often run a Goliath Sr., BTW, with a Bass 750 and it's a nice match.
     
  8. Well my actual plan at the moment is to either run a Megoliath or 2 Mesa 4x10s through the Mo' Bass. But i like to know the full potential of my stuff.
     
  9. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    A Meg 'n a Mo oughta be killer!
     
  10. That's what i'm thinkin of doin. Though i also thought that i could try a Goliath Sr. and for power reasons, get an SWR 750 Power Amp, connect it to the unbalanced out of the Mo' and then attach Big Bertha to the Power Amp. So i can keep the Ohms at 4 instead of moving them to 2.