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Sunn 1200S and impedence

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JayAmel, Jul 14, 2003.


  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Hi,

    I have the opportunity to pick up a Sunn 1200S head in excellent condition, at a very affordable price.

    As you probably noticed, Fender is very silent about the power this head delivers on other impedences than 2 ohms.

    Though, they state that the Fender Bassman 215 and 410 PRO SL cabs (each handle 300 W at 8 ohms) have both been built to be companions to the 1200S head. And the manual shows 4 speaker outputs, and specifies that you must not plug speakers in series mode, but only in parallel mode.

    I also seem to remember I read that the power ratings might be the following :

    - 1200 W @ 2 ohms
    - 600 W @ 4 ohms
    - 300 W @ 8 ohms

    Can anyone confirm or give more information about this ?

    Many thanks in advance,

    All the best,
    JL