Wattage of an amp to the cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Steve S, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I have an Eden WT 550 head. It sends 500 watts to the speaker at 4 ohms. Would it be ok to use a speaker cabinet rated at 200 watts with this amp?
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Only if it has a volume control. Watts are like horsepower, you only exceed the speed limit when you try to. There's actually quite a bit of info on this topic in FAQ.