Watts and Ohms question (Aguilar content)...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by YCBass, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. YCBass


    Aug 29, 2007
    Sorta newbie question but anyway... I am waiting for my AG500 to arrive so for now my 4 ohm/600 watt GS212 is sitting here.

    My guitar player buddy was gracious enough to tide me over by letting me borrow his DB750/DB212 rig till about Wed next week when my amp is scheduled to arrive.

    On to the question... If the DB750 puts out 750 watts at 4 ohms, can I plug it in to my GS212 if I keep it at low volume (think studio apartment practice volume)??? Or does the volume not matter and that is too much wattage for my cab period?

    I'm asking because this is a great opportunity to a/b the DB and GS cabs to really hear the difference.

  2. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    that cab can handle it for sure, even at moderate to loud volume, don't worry
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The amount of wattage an amp actually puts out is heavily dependent on your settings and playing dynamics. The rating a manufacturer gives an amp is the maximum it's able to put out into a fixed load, but the load changes at different frequency points, and the actual wattage used is proportional to the strength of the input signal.

    So just don't crank everything to 11, and don't play too crazy on the low B, it'll be fine. :)