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Ohms for Dummies

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gmarrazzo, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. gmarrazzo


    Jan 1, 2003
    Hey All
    I just picked up a Bergantino HT115 (8ohm) & will soon be adding a HT210. Let me see if I've got this right: if both cabs are 8 ohms, then linking them together yields 4 ohms, right?
    Which would be more desirable; running each cab off a seperate channel, or bridging the amp & connected to cabs together? My power comes from a Mackie 1400i
  2. Happy MurphDay

    Happy MurphDay

    Mar 9, 2004
    Here are the Mackie specs:
    1400 watts @ 4 ohms bridged
    1000 watts @ 8 ohms bridged
    700 + 700 watts @ 2 ohms stereo
    500 + 500 watts @ 4 ohms stereo
    300 + 300 watts @ 8 ohms stereo

    if you went seperate channels, each cab would get 300 watts, however, if you went and bridged the amp into on channel then the total watts would be 1400 watts, each speaker getting 700 watts instead
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA