To daisy chain or not to daisy chain....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    To daisy chain or not to daisy chain, that is the question.

    If a head has 2 outputs, is it preferred that you run 2 cabs out of the 2 jacks on the head directly, or is it preffered to daisy chain the cabs (provided that at least one cab has an in and out jack?

    Any advantages/disadvantages to doing it either way?

  2. To the best of my knowledge, if it's not a stereo poweramp, then there really is no advantage to do either. They should be the same.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Usually you run the cabs in parallel either way.

    Most cabs with an in and out are wired so that if you daisy-chain 2 cabs you still run them in parallel like you would if you use the two speaker outs of your amp.

    Check the cab specs.
  4. you are much better off to run them parrallel from 2 seperate out jacks, mainly because if you daisy chain em there is twice the normal electrical current going through your first speaker lead, and so more heat is generated etc...and so if its a cheap lead and/or you are running at high power you could risk a lead short.
    so you are better off not to daisy chain em
  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Cool beans, thanks!!