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OHM-AGE question!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nirvanafan13, Aug 17, 2002.


  1. nirvanafan13

    nirvanafan13

    Apr 14, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I have a peavey Firebass 700 head (475 at 4 ohms, 700 at 2 ohms.) and i have an Ampeg STV HLF 4X10 cab (4 ohms), and was recently given an Ampeg 2X12 Cab (8 ohms) ....

    Will it blow the cab or the head to run at an uneven load like that, with the 4 and 8 ohm cabs both plugged into the head?

    Thanks,
    -Evan
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It comes to about 2.64 ohms. If the amp goes down to 2 ohms you should be ok.
     
  3. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    The 410 will get twice the power that the 2x12 gets. Which itself won't hurt anything, just keep it in mind.
     
  4. nirvanafan13

    nirvanafan13

    Apr 14, 2000
    Austin, TX
    THanks! that's great then..... cuz the 410 is rated at 500 watts, 1000W peak, and the 212 is about 200 i think...

    THanks so much for the input!
    -Evan
     
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    FYI: There's so such thing as ohmage, the correct term is impedance (or resistance for DC).