Palmer Cab Merger

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassmusic17, Sep 19, 2016.


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  1. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
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    Think I'm gonna snag one of these. I run two 4ohm 410s, but I recently bought a new amp that doesn't handle 2ohms. This will let me run both at 8ohms. Do I need to worry about shortening the life of my tubes by hooking up my cabs this way? Anybody using a series box with their cabs? More info would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Amps don't care how you get the impedance they're looking for...they only see the total impedance.
     
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  3. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    I have read that altering your cabs ohm rating could make them not as efficient and that it will be dissipated as heat, overworking your amps power transformer and shortening the life of your tubes.

    I don't know if using one of these series boxes would cause that problem or not, or if I'm confusing it with a different scenario.
     
  4. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    No problem just a series/parallel box. The tube amp will see 8ohms in series.:)X
     
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    COnfusing with a different scenario, because you're not altering the impedance of your cabs...you're just hooking them up a different way.
     
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