Two inputs on amp head ano one on cab.... What do i do????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mattpatt87, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. mattpatt87

    mattpatt87 Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    Hello I have a Ampeg Micro VR 200 watts and it has two 1/4" inputs for the speakers.... One for 150W @ 8 ohms and the other for 200W @4 ohms... But my PEAVEY 410 tx speaker cab only has one input.... Is the any way I can run the two into one????
    I'd really appreciate the help... And I thank you before hand.... :help:
  2. LouieV2


    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
    You only need to use one. Obviously, look up the impedence of the cab and use the appropriate jack. sending both 8 and 4 ohm power to the cab will most likely damage it.
  3. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish Inactive

    Oct 24, 2006
    Grand Junction, CO.
    17. SPEAKER OUTPUTS: These 1/4" TS
    output jacks supply speaker-level power
    to the speaker cabinet. The rated power
    output is 200 watts rms into 4 ohms.
    The two identical outputs are wired in
    parallel, and you can use either one, or
    use both. Make sure the total speaker
    impedance load is 4 ohms or greater.
    For example, you could connect:
    Two 16 ohm speakers (an 8 ohm load),
    Two 8 ohm speakers (a 4 ohm load)
    or one 4 ohm speaker.

    From your owners manual.

    You're welcome.
  4. I'd be very surprised if the amp outs were anything other than parallel. One lead is all you need.
  5. Don't do that. One amp and one amp lead to a cab.
  6. mattpatt87

    mattpatt87 Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    Back of head
    Back of Cab
  7. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Guest Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    We know what you're talking about. You got your answer three posts back.
  8. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish Inactive

    Oct 24, 2006
    Grand Junction, CO.
    There,s still some question? I don't understand what it is you don't understand.
  9. Just use one lead son. There is nothing to gain and it makes us all jumpy when you talk about multiple amp leads. Really bad stuff happens in other situations.
  10. mattpatt87

    mattpatt87 Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    Sorry... you guys answered my question before i posted the pictures... haha I feel like an idiot... But I Really appeciate it....
  11. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish Inactive

    Oct 24, 2006
    Grand Junction, CO.
    No problem. I feel like an idiot too.............all the time. LMAO!
  12. makohund


    Dec 12, 2002
    The only time you should connect multiple amp outputs to a single speaker is if you really hate both of them, and are secretly hoping to see both explode in a ball of flame.

    That's not quite what happens, but assume it will anyway, just to be on the safe side.

    It's kinda like "don't cross the streams", except it won't repel belligerent sumerian dieties if you try it.
  13. tjh


    Mar 22, 2006
    ... or if the system is bi-amp capable ... but that is VERY far beyond the scope of this OP inquiry :)
  14. makohund


    Dec 12, 2002
    Well yeah (mine is, in fact), but then we could split some hairs on terminology for a while... speaker vs cab vs drivers, then BFM could interrupt us to say you're right, and meanwhile the OP starts thinking it might be OK sometimes, and considers a preemptive strike against the marshmallows in his cupboard, and before you know it we're all roasting smores together over the smoldering remains of his rig.

    Best leave that topic for the more advanced class. :D