speakers, cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ashton, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    can anyone tell me if there are any 4 ohm cabs out there. i have a hartke HA2000 head, 200watts at 4 ohms and ive only found 8 ohm cabs, id like a 4ohm cab to run alot more power into. are there any made anyway.
    any help appreciated
  2. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    Most manufacturers make a few 4ohm cabs it just depends on what you want and what kind of sound you want and your cashflow.
  3. You can also get two 8 ohm cabs and run them parallel. This would give you 4 ohms. And more drivers will push more air.

    Check the Carvin site. They have some 4 ohm cabs.

  4. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Peavey makes the 115BXBW, the 410TVX and the 412TVX, all available in 4 ohm.

    The 412TVX should be driven by at least 500 watts IMHO, though the 115BXBW and 410TVX would work with your amp just fine.

    Great cabs at a great price.
  5. In my recent express hunt for cabs I came across a few 4 ohm ones, I'd noted down these bits:-

    Carvin 1 x 15 that'll handle 600W and weigh 66lb, £270

    Alumabass C210 that'll handle 400W,£330, weighing 55lbs

    Eden do a few that offer you the choice of either buying them as 8 ohm or 4 ohm ones... at least the D410XLT (700W,98lbs,£999) and
    D410T (540W,90lbs,£799) and
    D210T (250W, 60lbs,£599) and
    D210XLT (350W,68lbs,£699) and probably more.

    I'm sure there are more, but I was hunting for two 8 ohm cabs. I'm also sure these prices are negotiable too - they certainly knocked some off for me.
  6. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
  7. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    martinipv, sorry if i spell your name wrong but......if i get two 8ohm cabs and the head that will be running them is 200watts @ 4ohms how much power will i get. whats the best thing to do to get the most power?
  8. You will get 200 watts. 100 watts to each cabinet.

    Running 4 ohms is the best thing to get the most power. The power output will be reduced if you run an 8 ohm load. Don't run below the minimum recommended by the manufacturer or the amp will overheat (ie. If your amp is rated for a 4 ohm minimum load, don't connect speakers that give a 2 ohm load).

    BTW: martininpv stands for Martin in Pflugerville. The inpv added to my name always gives me a unique name when signing up for computer accounts.
  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I have an amp that can handle 2 ohms. Does this mean that I can run four 8 ohm and two 4 ohm cabinets? The amp says that 8 ohms will have 120 watts, 4 ohms will have 200 watts and 2 ohms will have 300 watts.
  10. It means you can run four 8 ohm -or- two four ohm.

    Four 8 ohm cabs result in a 2 ohm load.
    Two 4 ohm cabs result in a 2 ohm load.

    Together they would be a 1 ohm load. No good.
  11. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Then I assume that the two 4 ohm cabinets would be louder unless I get four 8 ohm cabinets....
  12. If it is the same cab, with the same speaker (except for 4 ohm instead of 8), yes.

    If the cabs or speaker(s) is different then it depends upon the efficeincy of the cabinet.

    Your amp will generate more power with two 4 ohm cabs than it will with two 8 ohm cabs.