please help...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nmancusi10, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. nmancusi10


    Mar 20, 2008
    I've been playing bass for almost 5 years, but i'm still entirely clueless when it comes to ohms and schmoms and whatnot..

    so, question, if i have an amp rated at 700 watts, can i not run it thru a cab rated at 500 watts? and what is an ohm haha.

    any help is appreciated
  2. There ya go.

    EDIT: Follow the link for more information on linking more than one cabinet to the same head, as well as other important info.
  3. nmancusi10


    Mar 20, 2008
    Hmm thanks alot, that all makes sense. But why then does a cab also have a wattage rating and not just an ohm?
  4. All speakers are built to handle a maximum amount of power, or wattage. If that amount is exceeded the speakers are more than likely to blow = bad. :rolleyes:

    My knowledge of this issue is very basic. Most of what I know about resistance and current and voltage is from taking AP physics in high school. :p
    So hopefully I can help a little bit.

    I'm sure someone else on here could give much better, more detailed answers...?