Wattage with two cabnets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tiny Tim, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim

    Jul 8, 2002
    Salem, Oregon
    Does connecting two 400 watt rms 8 ohm cabnets in parallel (4ohm) affect the power handling abillity of the speaker cabnets. Can I safely run 800 watts or only 400 watts. I am looking at a svt3(450 watts) or a svp pro and a power amp. My current amp SWR WM2004 is not cutting it against two Marshalls. Plus I want to be able to get a overdrive sound. Please help me to get the appropriate wattage to get the most out of my speaker cabnets which are a 4-10" and 18" Carvin. Thanks in advance. TT
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    yep 2 cabs of 400 watts each means you effectively have 800w power handling.