Trace Elliot cab identification?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Pilk, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Pilk


    Sep 7, 2018
    C8DD7AC7-DD56-428A-8B56-E9332FAF1282.jpeg FF576624-EE35-4835-A343-E525ADAEB171.jpeg 9E68DA7B-1810-439B-91CB-32950F6A1F97.jpeg I have what I’m thinking is a red stripe 1018, but can not find any specs. There is nothing on cab that identifies ohms or model number. I would like to use a Eden
    WT-330 Time Traveler that’s rated 4 ohm/300.

    Most of the Trace Elliot Red stripes I’ve found are 8ohm, but only have one speaker. The Eden manual states “
    The total speaker load impedance should not exceed 4 ohms” I assumed even if this red stripe is 8ohm, it would not hurt the Eden to use the cab, but manual has me thinking otherwise.

    Manual later states:
    If you will only be using one cabinet per
    side, a 4 Ohm model will draw the most
    current from your amplifier. If you will
    generally be using two cabinets, they should both be 8 Ohm models so their combined impedance will be 4 ohms. If you are uncertain about your future needs always go with the 8 Ohm speaker option so that you can add another speaker later if you need to.
  2. Red Planet

    Red Planet Inactive

    May 29, 2005
    I'm cranky in my old age.

    They mean you should not go lower than 4 ohms. Going higher is no issue at all though at 8 ohms you will only get about half the power of the amp. Read the ohms FAQ when you get a chance.
  3. Pilk


    Sep 7, 2018
    Thanks for your reply and yes I did read that and glad you stated what I thought I understood from the FAQ...lots of information! Now if I could get the specs on the cab to see if it is an 8 ohm cab!