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is mixing ohms that bad?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rods, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. Rods

    Rods

    Jul 4, 2008
    Ive got an Ampeg SVT 610 which is rated at 4 ohms and im getting an SVT 210HE which is rated at 8 ohms. can they work with each other without being a problem?
     
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    Depends on your amp.
     
  3. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Valley of the Sun (AZ)
    Uh, depends on the amp.

    Try the FAQ at the top of this forum.
     
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    You'll get 2.67 ohms by using them together in parallel or 12 ohms in serial.
     
  5. PSPookie

    PSPookie Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    If your amp can handle a 2 ohm load then you will be fine. The 610 will get twice as much power as the 210.
     
  6. Rods

    Rods

    Jul 4, 2008
    Im using an Ampeg SVT-CL (300 watts at 4 or 2 ohms) and SVT 3-PRO (450 watts at 4 ohms and 275 at 8 ohms), not at the same time of course.
     
  7. I mix 8 Ohm and 4 Ohm speakers all the time for 2.6 Ohm loads into my Yamaha BBT500H. It sounds the best with that load. My Carvin can handle loads that low, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
  8. Rods

    Rods

    Jul 4, 2008
    then what impedance should my heads be at?
     
  9. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Valley of the Sun (AZ)
    The SVT 3-PRO cannot safely do less than 4 ohms.
     
  10. PSPookie

    PSPookie Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    Only use the SVT-CL and set it for 2 ohm operation.
     

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