Set my SVT-CL to 2 or 4 ohms?...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by quadrogong, Sep 18, 2006.


  1. quadrogong

    quadrogong

    Jul 6, 2006
    NYC
    One head, 2 cabinets..

    SVT-CL head

    SVT-410HLN (4 ohms)
    +
    SWR Big Ben (8 ohms)

    ...Do I set her to "2" or "4" ?:help:

    I've never used these 2 cabs together,I plugged them both in briefly,to test the new 18" out,and set her to 4 ohms,on a guess..
    here's the chart:



    Cab................ #of ............. Total
    Impedence ....... Cabs ......... Impedence
    2 ohms.............. 1 .......... 2 ohms
    4 ohms.............. 1 ......... 4 ohms
    4 ohms.............. 2 ......... 2 ohms
    8 ohms ............. 2 ......... 4 ohms
    8 ohms ............. 4 ......... 2 ohms
     
  2. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    An 8 ohm cab plus a 4 ohm cab = 2.7 ohms so set your head to 2 ohms and you are good to go.

    JR
     
  3. quadrogong

    quadrogong

    Jul 6, 2006
    NYC
    thanks,J..

    oops,I'd set it to 4..but only for a few seconds.
    nothing blew up .
     
  4. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    why stop there... hook up the schroeder too (8+8+4=2)
     
  5. el_Kabong

    el_Kabong

    Jul 11, 2005
    A tube head is happier seeing a lower impedence rather than a higher one (opposite of solid state) ohms so set it to the 4 ohm tap.
     
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