1 head into 2 cabs, how do I do it?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by edi_87, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. edi_87

    edi_87 Member

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    Hi,

    Simple question:
    I got one head - 3 taps 4, 8 and 16 Ohms.
    I'd like to put it through 2 cabs - 16 Ohms each.

    What's the easiest way to do it from technical point of view?

    Y splitter cable (that would be parallel, right?) from 8 Ohm tap to both cabs?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
     
  2. MCK

    MCK Member

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    Yes you can do it with Y cable but make sure its parallel. Most amps have 2 speaker jacks behind which are parallel. Also some 16 ohm cabs will have a second jack to jumper to a second cab. You could install one in to your cab if you want a more permanent solution than a Y cable. Good luck!
     
  3. edi_87

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    Thanks, I got a Y cable, but not sure if it's parallel.
    Can I hook it up to the cabs and then check impedance on the jack with a mulitmeter?
    Many thanks,
    M
     
  4. MCK

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    If its parallel with 1 speaker on it you will see some resistance on the multimeter. If it is serial then that means you have to have 2 speakers on all the time in order to have the circuit complete so with 1 speaker alone you would see infinite resistance or 0 etc.
     

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