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Mixing impedence--can you?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sedan_dad, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    SVT CL head--goes down to 2 ohms. and it has 3 outputs
    I was thinking about using 3 cabinets.

    2 8 ohm cabinets =4 ohms
    =2 ohms
    1 4 ohm cabinet =4 ohms
    I know this should work in theory ,but will the lone 4 ohm cabinet be louder than the two 8 ohm cabinets.
    And will this booger up the head .

    Hey,I've had a lot of java today...
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    yes, no problem.

    the 4 ohm cab will get 1/2 of the watts, each 8 ohm cab will get 1/4. The combo can work fine, unless the 8 ohm cabs are already significantly quieter than the 4 ohm one. You'll just have to try it. FWIW, with a 2 ohm stable head you can also use one 8 and one 4 ohm cab. The total impedance will be 2.67 ohms, and the 4 ohm cab will get 2/3 the power.

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