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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Holy War, Oct 11, 2009.
Does it matter which cab you go to first from your amp?
Wouldn't that be in series?
I assume you mean daisy chaining them, which, unless they have been custom wired, will indeed be in parallel. Don't make no never mind no how what order. The 4 Ohm should get twice the power of the 8.
Be sure your amp can handle running at 2 ohms.
It doesn;t matter which order you plug into if its a parallel connection. Make sure your amp can go to a minimum of 2ohms, the amp itself will see about 2.6666666.... ohms.
No. It's very unusual to connect speaker cabs in series (like almost never). It requires a specially-wired cable which, in general, are not commercially available. You could have one custom-made.
I have my terminology mixed up then. I thought parallel meant each cab going into the power source individually and series was daisy chaining.
These are correct, but daisy-chaining still results in an electrically parallel setup because of the way the cabs are internally wired....at least that's my understanding, but I'm no engineer.
Nope you can "daisy chain" cabs and it will usually be wired in paralell. It is the same as running a seperate wire to the amp head as most amp head outputs are wired in paralell except both cabs will be fed from a single cable to the amp head. It all looks the same to the amp heads output section without using a special cable or connection box to series wire the cabs.
Your total load will now be 2.7 ohms so make sure your amp can handle that.
My amp can handle 2 ohms otherwise I wouldnt have asked...thanks for the heads up though!
I don't mean to hijack the thread but I've been wondering if I could run several 8 ohm cabs in parallel and then have my 4 ohm cab somehow connected with the others in series? If so, how?
Thanks. I love this TB forum.