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SWR Goliath III ohm question...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by cgworkman, Jun 2, 2005.


  1. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    I know this is true of some cabs - but can a 4 ohm SWR Goliath cab be rewired to be 8 ohm? I was told it depended on what the ohm rating of each individual driver inside was.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Not that I'm aware of. I think you could rewire it to 16 ohms but not 8.
     
  3. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    That wouldn't be good. :rollno:
     
  4. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
  5. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    No, I don't think it would be. See if you can find somebody that wants to trade.
     
  6. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    That was my next thought.

    Thanks!
     
  7. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    I'm reviving this thread to ask:

    Can this be done backwards? Can a 8ohm cab be rewired 4ohms?
     
  8. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    No.
    If you have a cab with four speakers in at and it's 8Ω, you probably have four 8Ω speakers wired series-parallel.
    It could be re-wired all in series and come up with 32Ω.
    Or it could be re-wired all in parallel and be 2Ω.
     
  9. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    If you want four speakers to be a 4Ω load, you need four 4Ω speakers wired series-parallel or four 16Ω speakers wired parallel.
     
  10. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Trade back. :p :bassist:
     
  11. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    I never actually traded. When I first started this thread I had the option of getting a 4ohm cab really cheap. Me asking the same question in reverse was due to a conversation I was having with someone.
     
  12. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    Here's why I'm asking. With my new amp setup I'd rather have two 4 ohm cabs instead of two 8's. I have a freind who has a 4 ohm cab and wants an 8ohm. Can the drivers be switched out? Would the crossover have to be switched also? His cabs are beat to hell and back. The carpeting looks like crap and his grill is scraped up. I've played the cabs and know the drivers are in excellent shape. I'd rather not 'trade' him and end up with cabs that look like crap.

    Thanks in advance.