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just wondering if you could....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by PinkTelephone, Mar 16, 2006.


  1. i've been in the market for a new all tube head lately and really have my eyes set on the orange ad200b mk3. so with that said i've been reading up on some specs about it and realized it only had a 8ohm, a 4ohm, and a 2ohm input jack, so my question being, qould i be able to run both my 8ohm mesa powerhouse cabs with it or would new cabs be a thing to look into as well. Or would there be anyway to run both 8 ohm cabs into the 4ohm jack. thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. anyone???
     
  3. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Plug cab 1 into 4 Ohms and plug cab 2 into cab 1.
     
  4. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Wouldn't that put them in series, giving 16 ohms?
     
  5. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    No, all jacks on cabs that I know of (except those wired in stereo) work in parallel.
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is correct. You'll be fine.
     
  7. Other way, two 8ohm cabs linked is 4ohm.
     
  8. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Wait...so pardon my ignorance, I actually never knew that...

    If I have two 8 ohm cabs (which I do, as of last week), then to get them to run at 4 Ohms I need to plug one into the amp and then plug the other into the the first cab?
     
  9. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Yep :)
     
  10. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Welllllll, that explains why the 3 times I've tried to hook up multiple speakers the end result was so unimpressive...

    Thanks for the tip, I can't wait to hear how my new GS12s sound at 4 ohms!