how to wire a 2x12 cab

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  1. alainguitars

    alainguitars Member

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    I'm buying an unloaded 2x12 cab for my Marshall 2061 head. What are the options in terms of wiring two 12's? Should I get 8 ohm or 16 ohm speakers?

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    Is your 2061 a reissue or original? What are your impedance choices? The original did not come with impedance choices and had one output jack. The reissue gives you impedance choices and two output jacks.
     
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    It's a reissue. All three impedance choices I think.
     
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    Then experiment with both series and parallel wiring with a couple 8 ohm speakers. That way you can go 4 ohms or 16.

    A pair of 16 ohm speakers, OTOH, will limit you to 8 ohms in parallel, unless you have a 32 ohm selector switch setting for series wiring.

    Wiring diagrams: http://www.rocketroberts.com/techart/spk_wire.htm
     
  6. alainguitars

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    Thanks for the input. The schematic will help greatly.
     
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    Congrats! You got one, what do you think?

    I played mine through a Marshall 4x10 1965B cab, I have a 2x12 Reinhardt slant that I would of liked to have had another Heritage 30 to slap into it. I'll bet that would sound good.
     
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    I use 8 ohm for the wiring options. I can hear the difference between 4 and 16 ohm impedances and can be used to tailor the sound of the amp.

    Good luck,

    Johnny
     

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