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Help with Ohms equation

grantford

Member
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8ohms amp into 8ohms cab = perfect

8ohms amp into 16ohms cab = ok

8ohms amp into 16ohms hotplate into 8 ohms cab = ???

heat and smoke? what will happen???

THanks!
 

rockon1

Platinum Supporting Member
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13,194
Dont really know. I have read that an attenuator can be straining enough even when its matched properly. With a load mismatch it sounds like it would be dangerous. Bob
 

xray

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
940
It should be fine. Lets say you are attenuated about half way to 8db or so. 50 % of your amps "sees" the 16 ohm load of the hotplate the other 50 % "sees" the correct 8 ohm load. Its never going to "see" more than 16 ohms and should be safe given that 16 ohms is safe to begin with.
 




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