Ohms question...

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  1. Rockitman

    Rockitman Silver Supporting Member

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    OK....I realize that this is going to be viewed as a totally dumbass question, as I thought I knew the answer. However, sometimes the more you read the more confusing things get....

    If I have a head that is switchable between 8 and 16 ohms, and am hooking up a 2x12 cab with 2 16 ohm speakers wired in parallel...should I set the cab at 8 or 16 ohms?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance...and please be gentle with me.:hide2
     
  2. StompBoxBlues

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    Wired in parallel it would be 8 ohms.
     
  3. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    2 16 ohm speakers wired in parallel = 8 ohms

    set your head at 8 ohms
     
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  5. Rockitman

    Rockitman Silver Supporting Member

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    That's what I thought! Would it be different if the speakers were wired in series instead?
     
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    Braciola Silver Supporting Member

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    32 ohms
     

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