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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassplayerjojo, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. Ok I'm slowly starting to understand all this amp lingo stuff, how exactly do ohms work on a bass amp?
  2. Ohms are the impedance of a signal. When refering to amps it will be talking about the speaker impedance. Your amp will say that it can handle __watts @__phms and it will give you a minumun impedance for your amp. By no means do you want to go below that minumum impedance. Your cabs will also be rated at an impedance usually either 4 or 8 ohms. The closer you get tyou cabs impedance to the minumum impedance of the amp the more wattage will be going into you speaker.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    You can pop it into this equasion:

    average resistance per cab/number of cabs = total resistance (ohlms). The total resistance (measured in ohlms) should be greater than or equal to the minimun resistance (in ohlms) on your amp.