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How Many Ohms is This Cab?

elmoregibbons

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G&S,

I have briefly studied Parallel and Series and am successfully confused.

What say ye about this cab's ohmage?

Speakers are all 8 Ohm...

 

alberob

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Its series /paralell.16 ohms on the left and right in series then then 2 16 ohm setups are in parallel with each other= 8 ohms:)
 

elmoregibbons

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Thanks people.

I read in another thread that 4 - 8 ohm speakers cannot be configured to 16 ohm. (math thing)

However, since I have two 16 ohm amps, I'm thinking of cutting the jumpers between the two parallels and plugging one amp into each jack.

Correct?
 

alberob

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Yes as long as you make sure you wind up with the series wired speakers on both sides.if you have 2 output jacks wired in parallel cut the jumpers out between them and you will be left with 16 ohms on both sides.:dude
 

donnyjaguar

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By first approximations that sounds fine. Most every 4x12 cabinet I've seen is wired with 4x8Ω speakers wired like yours. I wired one of mine for 2 sets of 16Ω each. The amplifier in question has two outputs which I wired as 16Ω and 16Ω such that when you plugged the second set in it uses the 8Ω tap instead.
 

elmoregibbons

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Yes as long as you make sure you wind up with the series wired speakers on both sides.if you have 2 output jacks wired in parallel cut the jumpers out between them and you will be left with 16 ohms on both sides.:dude
My spiffy Etch-A-Sketch diagram is exactly how it's wired.
So I'm going to snip off those jumpers and plug one amp into each jack.

Thanks again
 




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