what does this mean?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RedGrange, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. RedGrange


    Jun 11, 2000
    Springfield, IL
    I'm going to buy a cabient (used) that says it can handle 400Watts RMS/800 peak? at 4 Ohms.... I want to put a 500W (250Wx2) into it.. will it take both channels without problem?
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    If your head is like a couple that I have (with a bridge switch), you shouldn't have to worry. You only get the full 500W when you bridge the head and cab with another cab. And I'm erring on the side of caution, because that cab can really take a load, apparently. But without knowing anything about the head, I'm trying to play it safe.

    As long as the ohms are in line, you should be okay.
  3. Jake15


    Jan 17, 2001
    USA, PA
    I say it would work.Hartkes are great amps.
  4. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    no, there is no bridge mode switch on the hartkes. do not plug both amps into the same speaker cab. you can run one side (amp) into that cab at 250 watts.