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power handling

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassIsFun17, May 5, 2006.


  1. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Atlanta
    i really dont know anything about amps.

    so i just needed to know if i could put a 450w head on a cab with a power handling of 200w.

    thanks in advance,

    -Rory
     
  2. Thunder Lizard

    Thunder Lizard

    Dec 7, 2005
    Lethbridge, AB
    Canadian Distributor, Basson Sound Equipment
    Sure!
    Just turn it down about halfway, and don't ram too much signal at the input.
     
  3. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Atlanta
    so what are the hazards of turning it up more than half way?
     
  4. steve4765630

    steve4765630

    Feb 27, 2006
    Blown speakers! Actually you can usually drive speakers with a little more power than you need, but just be careful when you're really slamming on the strings. The big speaker pops are where there's usually damage done. Just use caution and you'll be fine. The speakers will tell you when it's too much:)
     
  5. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Atlanta

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