8 ohm cab into 4 ohm solid state amp?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by pfindeis, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. pfindeis

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    I have a Marshall 5210 solid state that i'm running into a 2 x 12 cab.
    the amp has a 4 ohm jack and the 2 x 12 cab has 8 ohm. Each speaker is 16 ohm so i can't rewire it.
    Is there a cheap way to get the cabinet down to 4 ohms so i don't get a volume drop?

    Pete
     
  2. pfindeis

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    it just seems to be a big drop having only 50 watts of solid state power to start with.
    Seems like i saw a resistor somewhere that clipped to the speaker terminals that would do the job.
     
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    I guess i need another 2 x 12 cab.

    thanks for the help,

    Pete
     
  4. bob-i

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    The power drop ins't that bad, usually about 20% which means the volume drop is very small.

    Don't clip a resistor in the terminals, it just drops more power.
     

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