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how many watts would this be?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by photios, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. photios

    photios Member

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    If I combine a 2 - Vintage 30 speaker (60 watts each) and 2 - Greenbacks (25 watts each) and I run the cab in stereo (i.e., 1 Greenback and 1 V30 per side) how many watts will the cabinet handle? Can I use a 50 watt per channel amp to drive the cab without fear of harm to the speakers or amp?
     
  2. photios

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    Let me see if I understand...so if the speakers are 40W combined, then is that called the RMS wattage? And then the PEAK wattage would be roughly twice that (80W)?

    If that is the case, then my 50 watt per channel amp would defintiely push the 40W per side cab hard...very hard...but (in theory) it shouldnt blow anything up, right?
     
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    Now why Im questioning OTM is beyond me however I always thought that if you had 2 dissimilar rated speakers the handling capacity would be twice the lower rated one? In this case 2x25 or 50 watts.
     

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