Help with "Pigtailed ,or split" speaker cables to use 2 4x12's

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  1. musicman13

    musicman13 Supporting Member

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    Hi guys,
    I once had a DR Z 45, with 2 Z-Best 2x12 cabs. There was a cable that was "pigtailed, or split, that allowed me to run both cab(16 ohm) i believe into a single 8 ohm speaker input. Where in the world do I find these cables, and does it hurt, as long as the cabs are the same ohms??
     
  2. cranqued

    cranqued Gold Supporting Member

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  3. musicman13

    musicman13 Supporting Member

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    Thanks cranqued . I searched everywhere for one of these.
     
  4. Crikey

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    Nice find. I like the use of the right-angle plug at the amplifier end; that could fit well in some tight spots.

    Ted Weber offers a parallel speaker y-cable with a straight plug at the amp end. Check out the listing for "Y-Cable" here:
    https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/acc.htm


    Crikey
     
  5. zzmoore

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    Can't you just parallel the two cabs into the amp?
     
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    cranqued Gold Supporting Member

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    Some combos (like a Carr Vincent) have only one speaker jack, so you need the pigtail cable.
     
  7. doctorx

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    You could also build a little box with three jacks in parallel. They are handy to have around.
     

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