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What does 16+8 ohms equal in parallel?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thirdeye, May 4, 2003.

  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    If I remember correctly it's 1/(1/8+1/16) which is 16/3 i.e. 5.33 Ohm
  2. Cheers mate:cool:
  3. aladdin


    Mar 7, 2003
    Chiba, Japan
    Rt= (R1*R2)/(R1+R2)

    In this case:

    16 x 8 divided by 16+8 or 5.33 as Anders said.

    You could also simply think of everything in terms
    of 8 ohm cabs. I got that idea from Steve Rabe
    of SWR. In this case, we have 1 and a half 8 ohm
    cabinets. (The 16 ohms are 1/2 the load of an 8
    ohm cab and a 4 ohm would be equal to 2 8 ohm
    cabs). So, 8 divided by 1.5. That equals 5.33.

    Nice huh?