Split a load box?

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  1. kanegon

    kanegon Supporting Member

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    Could I use the impedance load from a Weber MiniMass set to 16 Ohms, with two amps driving at 8 Ohms (via separate DIs)? Within power range, of course. It would be one less thing to clutter the workspace. Is it as simple as using a Y cable? Or do I have this backwards? Was it 2 x 8k = 4k or 16k? Sorry if it's a stupid question. Thank you in advance!

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  2. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    what do you mean "with two amps"?
     
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    you either need 2 loadboxes or if you use one at a time, you could use a single load and and a head switcher like a Radial Headbone

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  4. kanegon

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    Two amps meaning I'm DIing in stereo. One for L and one for R channel.

    So let me get this right: you can't split a 16k load between two amps driving 8k, because it just doesn't work that way, correct? Well, then how many ohms does the amp "see" if there's another 8k amp in the signal path? Apparently, not 8 ohms.

    Maybe I should ask what happens when you connect two amps to a single speaker? Does it go beyond an impedance issue? Does it blow both amps?(!)
     
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    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    !! :eeks:Spank:tapedshut:worried:drown:facepalm:eek:

    yes.
     

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