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Ohms and a svt

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by phender6, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. phender6


    May 17, 2010
    Detroit, mi
    So I'm trying to trade for a new cab for a svt that I recently purchased . I don't know much about ohms but I know I need to run the svt with a 4 ohm cab. I have one guy offering a low down sound 610 cab that he said that the builder told him is 5.6 ohms. Would I be able to run the svt without any problems with this 610 cab? Any help would be greatly appreciated .
  2. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    You can but it's less than ideal. Speakers aren't perfectly one resistance across the frequency response spectrum, and the nominal impedance is kind of a ballpark figure. 5.6 ohms isn't that far off from 4 ohms and your output transformer should handle it just fine. Scroll down to the section about transformers and impedance matching on this FAQ for a good bit of technical information/background on this subject.

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