Fender Hot Rod Deville Impedance Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by vds5000, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. vds5000

    vds5000 Member

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    Good Afternoon Folks,

    I've got a 4x10 HR Deville. Just wondering - is the stock wiring of the speakers set up for an 8 ohm load? I took a look at the wiring and it looks like some sort of hybrid series/parallel setup - it is original however.

    The speakers themselves are 8ohms a piece.
     
  2. thesedaze

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    Set 1
    8 ohm + 8 ohm = 16 ohm in Series

    Set 2
    8 ohm + 8 ohm = 16 ohm in Series

    Then these 2 sets are wired in Parallel to make a proper 8 ohm load
     
  3. vds5000

    vds5000 Member

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    That's what I figured - thanks for the confirmation!
     
  4. auraelux

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    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but does this mean I can plug in a 2x12 Hot rod Deville into a 16 ohm extension cab? Like the Orange 4x12s?
     
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    Hot Rod extension cabs should be 4 or 8 ohm loads, not 16.
     
  6. auraelux

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    uuuuuuuggggghhh that sucks, I guess I might have to re-wire my Orange 412 to 8 ohms
     

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