Sorta Dumb ohm Guy Pt II

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Adam, May 2, 2003.


  1. Adam

    Adam Member

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    If I ran a 16 ohm and an 8 ohm in parralell, what do i get?????

    Adam
     
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    5.3333333333333333333....ohms.
     
  3. John Phillips

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    What Taller says, and the 8-ohm cab will take 2/3 of the power and the 16-ohm one 1/3.

    You can run this combination safey from an amp set at either 4 or 8 ohms.
     
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    Hey guys thanks for the replies!

    Adam

    PS-so on a 50 watt head that would be 32 1/2 watts to the 8 ohm and 17 1/2 watts to the 16 ohm, right?
     
  5. John Phillips

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    Roughly. You'll get a slight loss of efficiency due to the mismatch, but 30W and 15W would be good guesses.
     

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