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running 2 4-10 cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by william curl, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. william curl

    william curl

    Feb 13, 2012
    Mt Vernon Ga
    I 'm running through a ampeg 410 he classic cab right now.It fits the bill for most gigs but sometimes I need a little more.Iwould rather have two 410s than one big 810.I like the sound of ampeg hlf but was wondering what issues would I run into since the cabs are tuned a little different.
  2. I think the first thing you may have to check out is the minimum impedance your amp can handle.
    Most bass amps go down to 4 ohms, some to 2. It will be printed on the back usually near the output jacks, saying something like "Minimum 4 ohms" or something similar.
    Your HE 410 is an 8 ohm cab. If you add the HLF 410 (this is a 4 ohm cab) then the total impedance created by the 2 410 cabs is 2.67 ohms. If your amps minimum impedance is 2 ohms you're OK. If it's 4 ohms you could end up damaging your amp.
    In the instance of your amps minimum impedance being 4 ohms another 8 ohm cab would be ideal - another HE for example.
    Hope this makes sense.
  3. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    IME, you'd be better served with a second 410HE.
  4. william curl

    william curl

    Feb 13, 2012
    Mt Vernon Ga
    thanks. I thuoght the hlf was 8 ohms and my amp wont do 2 ohms.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Right, and even if your amp *could* do 2 ohms, you don't want to mix a 4 ohm and 8 ohm cab. Just get another 410he, and rock the world.

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