Changing my speaker cab (1x12) from 16 to 8 ohms?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Lonesomedave, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Member

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    I have an Epi Jr. Speaker cab (1X12) that is 16 0hms, just sitting around in my basement.

    What are my options as far as making it 8 ohms.

    Can I simply put in an 8 ohm speaker?
    I have several applications where if its 8 ohm I can use it...

    Thanx in advance for your assistance..
     
  2. GearHeadFred

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    Yes, with one speaker, cab impedance = the speaker impedance. You don't have a lot of options.
     
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    So I can just plop an 8 ohm speaker in, and Im good to go ?
    I had originally thought with one speaker involved, that would be the case with no re-wiring involved.
     
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    Correct... There are only 2 wires:

    TIP of the jack goes to + on the speaker
    SLEEVE of the jack goes to - on the speaker
     
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