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Questions about cabs and ohms

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SuperSnake2012, Mar 4, 2008.


  1. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    I bought an Avatar cab on eBay... a 2x10. I didn't read the auction carefully enough and it is a 4-ohm cab. I intended to use two cabs, an Avatar 2x10 and a 2x12. If I buy a 2x12 that is 4 ohms, will it work properly?
     
  2. As long as your amp will do 2 ohms you are ok
     
  3. +1
     
  4. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    I'm going to be using a GK 700-RBII... is there any downside to doing that?
     
  5. Not sure if you can do 2 ohms with that amp.....specs say 600w at 4ohm but I don't see anything about 2 ohm....look online for the manual and it should tell you...

    you definitely don't want to use the amp if you can't match the ohms....
     
  6. 3506string

    3506string

    Nov 18, 2004
    Lawton, OK
    Most amps wont handle down to 2-ohms. So incase yours doesn't you could (assuming the 2x10 is using 2-ohms speakers) rewire the 2x10 in series for a 16 ohm load and order the 2x12 from avatar in 16 ohms and the combined cabs will give you an 8 ohm load which the majority of amps can handle without a problem.
     
  7. Bardley

    Bardley

    Nov 16, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    That amp's not rated for 2 Ohm operation. You could damage it if you run both cabs off of it.
     
  8. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Well I didn't buy an Avatar 2x12 yet. Guess I'll just run the 2x10 as a standalone.
     

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