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overpowered cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by terraplane, May 21, 2003.

  1. terraplane


    Oct 14, 2002
    Italy, Palermo
    I play an SVT 2 pro, with two cabs. A 4x10" that is a 800W rms cabinet, and a 1x15" Cab, with 200W rms. Someone tell that a cab much powerfull is a problem for the head. Actually I send 300W (15 Watts to the 4x10" and 150 to the 1x15" cab). Can it damage my head?And if is possible...how is it possible??
    thank You
  2. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I have never heard of a more powerful cab hurting a head. I suspect what the person meant is that a more powerful head could hurt a head. That much is true.
  3. Terraplane: Your setup is fine, you won't damage your head by doing that and it's extremely unlikely that you'll damage your cabinets either.
    Everything is cool!:D
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    only thing likley to damage a head is trying it to push a 2 ohm load when it is only rated for 4 ohms,(or the deadly sin of using guitar cable in place or speaker cable)

    Otherwise ya wont hurt hurt cabinets designed to handle more wattage than your amp can put out.

    and fwiw, more cabinets rated for 400 watts rms have been damaged by a clipping 100 watt amp, than have ever being damaged by a 1000 watt amp used judiciously