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Rewiring Avatar Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jamasaurus, Apr 19, 2009.


  1. Jamasaurus

    Jamasaurus

    Sep 10, 2007
    Naples, FL
    I have a GK 1001RB-II head and I'm trying to power an 8 ohm Ampeg 15 and a 4 ohm Avatar 210. How can I rewire the Avatar from 4 to 8 ohms so that the total load will be 4 ohms to the GK?

    Thanks for your help and sorry if this has already been covered.
     
  2. You can't rewire a 2 spkr cab from 4 to 8 ohms.

    Its 2 8 ohm drivers if its 4 ohm cab. Series=16 ohms Parallel = 8 ohms. No other options exists for alternate wiring.

    You have to replace the drivers with
    a) 4 ohm drivers in series=8 ohms.
    b) 16 ohm drivers in parallel=8 ohms.

    Randy
     
  3. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    Replace the speakers in the AVATAR. BOB
     
  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    The 4 ohm Avatar is two 8 ohm speakers in parallel. Only way you can make it 8 ohm's is

    1. replace the speakers with 16 ohm speakers wired in parallel or 4 ohm speakers wired in series

    OR

    2. Disconnect one of the speakers in the cab, so it presents an 8 ohm load.
     

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