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What does this all mean?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Aug 12, 2001.


  1. I was just reading the technical information on the 1000 watt Carvin head. I then realized I don't know much about this. Anyway if you can help, I'd be grateful.

    From the Carvin site:
    "R1000 Power: 2ohms: 500/500w, 4ohms: 350/350w, 8ohms: 225/225w Bridged: 4ohms: 1000w, 8ohms: 700w"

    The 8x10 Carvin cabinet says it operates at 4 ohms. Isn't an ohm a measurement of resistance? And what does it have to do with amps?

    What does Bridged mean and how would it affect me if I had the R1000 head and 8x10 cabinet?

    If the 8x10 cab runs at 4 ohms, does that mean it's only using/getting 350 watts?

    If it did have to run at 350 watts, would this package be louder than a 500 watt Crate keyboard amp with a 4x10 or 4x12 cabinet?

    Sorry if this is confusing you, but it's sure confusing me.
     
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    1) Yes it is a measure of resistance.
    Speakers are the resistances in this case. Amps are designed to handle a Load.

    2)Bridged means that the Power Amps (2 in this case) will work toghether in series.

    3)Yes And No. Yes if you connect the cab on one of the Channels Non-Bridged. If you bridge both channels then it will recieve the full 1000 Watts.

    4)That depends on the efficiency of the speakers and total SPL.
     
  3. Thanks, that's a lot simpler that I previously thought.
     
  4. So, I CAN run a full 1000 watts into the 8x10 cab?
     
  5. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Yes.
    With the Bridged Mono option Engaged.

    :)
     
  6. Thank you once again. Im all cleared up now. :)