Question about cabinet impedence levels

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dkmonroe, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. dkmonroe


    Jul 3, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Is there such a thing as a bass cabinet that has 4 ohm impedence? If so, is it better to get one cabinet with 4 ohm impedence, or two cabinets with 8 ohm impedence?

    I've got a bass head that puts out considerably more with 4 ohm impedence.
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001


    Do a search.
  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Yes. Nearly all major manufacturers ( and not so major manufacturers) have a choice available of either 4 ohms or 8 ohms. SWR, Aguliar, Eden, Peavey, Carvin, Ampeg, Epifani, Bergantino and everyone in betwen all make 4 ohm cabs.

    Generally, if one cab is all you want, a 4 ohm cab is probably your best choice. If you think you may want to add a cab later go with an 8 ohm. That way, when you add another 8 ohm cab, your combined load will be 4 ohms which will suck the max power from your amp.