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New to me SVT

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by einer von meane, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Hey Y'all,

    I wanted to pass along a quick story and ask a quick question or two.

    The other day I was looking through the used Ampeg gear page on the GC website. I saw an SVT CL in Memphis for $699 and I assumed something was busted :eyebrow:.

    I called and spoke with a very helpful guy Kato who assured me that the only thing busted was a knob. Well that was a no brainer, and since they gave me 12 months with no interest to pay it off... well you do the math.

    I was thinking either a USA 4 Pro or a Vietnam CL... I sure am glad I went all tube.

    Oh yeah, the best part is it is a USA made SVT CL :hyper:

    Nice huh?

    My new amp arrived yesterday and plays/ sounds killer. Sorry but I like the newer sound of the CL over the "real SVT" but I grew up in the 80's... what can I say besides Shout @the Devil :rolleyes:.

    Guitar Center has always been good to me and a big thank you to them, I will continue to be a loyal GC customer.

    So the question is run my 2 8 ohm cabs daisy chained into one speaker jack... Run one cab to one speaker jack and one to the other... Or use the speakon connector?

    Thanks for being a great forum.

    Einer Von Meaner
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I am pretty sure that by then, the SVT-CL was designed to take two 8 ohm cabs in each speaker out. Earlier SVT's weren't, but I'm 85% sure that the SVT-CL can.

    BTW, I totally agree with you that the CL is a great head and underrated by the tube-heads on here. I prefer the non-master volume SVT's because I'm old, but I would gladly take a CL any day of the week.
  3. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Yeah the SVT-CL jacks are paralleled so hooking them up to each jack or as a daisy chain would give you the same 4 ohm load.
  4. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I just checked the schematics - all three output jacks (two 1/4" + speakon) are in parallel.
  5. There has to be some kind of an impedance switch or auto switching inside to run either 4 ohm or 2 ohm loads right? There's got to be some kind of impedance matching circuit in those.
  6. yeah there is a switch for 2 or 4 ohms.

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