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Paging WT-300 owners (power amp/biamp Q)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Brendan, Oct 16, 2001.


  1. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Here's the deal:

    I might be able to get my hands on a Yamaha PA 18" sub for cheap, and I'm thinking about picking it up to boost the lows on my D-410XLT So here's my couple of questions:

    Can a WT-300 drive 2 cabs? It has more than one amp out. I don't think so, but I never know...

    More importantly, is there a way that I can bypass the WT-300's power section, and use the Pre-amp on it? Or, simply combine it with a power amp for a higher wattage? Because if I could just spend a couple hundred on a poweramp instead of a whole amp upgrade, that would be favorable. Is there anyway to do one of those two things? I'm not too well versed in amps, as you can tell.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. yes, you can do all of the fallowing....

    You can run two cabs with the WT-300, only if your impediances match up to a minimum of 4ohms. (2 8ohm cabs, 1 4 ohm cab).

    You can use just the pre-amp section of your amp, and run it into a seperate poweramp. You do this by runing a patch cable from the "post pre-amp send" of the effects loop, into the "line in" of the power amp. Whala, you've got it. Marcus miller does this with his swr 350.
     
  3. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Uh...this is sorta embarrasing, but, I'm not sure about the ohms on my cab...(got it used at a pawn shop). It's got a little Omega symbol, and an 8 next to that...so that mean I've got the 8 ohm XLT?
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The ohmage of your cabinet is Eight:
    Count ye not to Sixteen, nor count ye to Four,
    Lest ye proceed immediately to Eight,
    And Eight shall be the number of Ohms.


    By the way, the correct term for "ohmage" is impedance. Only Pauly Shore would say ohmage.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    So anyway, the situation is bitchen for you, since you can add another 8-ohm cabinet. I dunno about an 18, especially a Yamaha. I run a D-115XL with either my D-210XLT or D-410XLT. Either way the setup RULES! I'm kinda surprised that you need more bottom. Have you tried a touch of boost at about 30 or 40 hz? My 410 has a TON more bottom than my 115. I think an 18 is going to be a bit mushy and/or boomy, especially if it's not a premium cabinet.

    Am I rambling? I'll just shut up now. Good bye.
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm aware of the Pauly Shore genes within me, Munji...I've had time to comes to grip with it, buuuuudy! ;) (No, seriously, I knew that, I just perfer my own words and colloquialisms
    to those boring and banal words set forth as standard...oh, wait, I jumped on Herr General for that, didn't I? my bad :D)

    And, that would be advantagous with me having an 8ohm cab and all, beings that most 18"s I see are 8ohm. Makes it all even, and I don't have to worry about any 6.24 ohms or whatever 4 and 8 come to...
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    No...not rambling at all. It's just that the yammer is only $50...and it's in OK shape. I guess if JT used a Yammer, it's not a sin.

    And Its gonna be more of a volume thing, my guitarist (henceforth the honorable Jeff) has 6x12s on his side, and I gotta compete with that. I might just go and get another 4x10 later, instead. Though, this is all really good info. Means I don't have to spend big bucks on a 800+watt amp, just use the pre-amp on my WT.

    Course, the search for a 410 is a short one...I'd just get another XLT. Ah...the joys of Eden...
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    8 ohms and 4 ohms in parallel give 2.67 ohms. That would be problematic. 6.whatever is OK.
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I heard a fair amount of grousing about Carvin and 2.67 ohms earlier...

    6.?? What Was I thinking? Oh well, I got two outta three numbers, right?:p:D
     
  10. different amps can handle different impediances. Some can go down all the way down to 2, some can only go to 4 (eden), and some guitar amps, even bass amps are wired to only go down to 8. Just cause some amps can do it, doesnt mean that all can. Becareful with it, you dont want to blow your amp head. That would suck.