re: Bass amp - Speakon Y adapter , 4 + 8 ohm cab question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by university81, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. university81


    Dec 18, 2010

    I have a TC Electronic BH500 incoming, with the one speakon output

    i have 2 cabs currently in the practice space,

    4ohm Warwick pro 6x10
    8ohm Gallien Krueger 2x12

    i think the warwick 6x10 has a parallel output

    is it possible to combine using both cabs with a Speakon Y adapter cable ? or through the parallel output on the warwick cab ?

    i could just use the 6x10, but if i can use both i might as well ;)

    thanks :bassist:
  2. You can only do it *IF* your amp is 2 ohm stable (which I believe it is not).

    Your total impedance would be 2.67 ohms, and the 6X10 would get 2/3 of your power, with the 2X12 getting 1/3.

    Not worth trying IMO due to power distribution issues, ohm load issues, mismatched cabs, etc/
  3. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    don't use both at once.

    use the 610 for big gigs and the 212 for smaller places.

    don't run those cabs together, for several reasons.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Agreed with all above. There's no good reason to do it, but many reasons not to do it.
  5. university81


    Dec 18, 2010
    thanks everyone for the responses, very helpful =)

    single speakon cable it is then :bassist: