Two 8 Ohm Cabs and one head: a question

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  1. forgivenman

    forgivenman Supporting Member

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    My Tatoo Flash 50 has two speaker outs and I have a Marshall 410 and and B52 212 (with V30's) and I wasn't sure if I should move the selector switch on the back of the head to 4, 8, or 16 ohm. if I'm going to run them both simultaneously. I don't want to fry my new head! What should I do?
     
  2. sickboy79

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    Set the impedance selector to 4 ohms. Anytime you add a second speaker cabinet (which should always be the same impedance as the first), half the impedance on the amp.
     
  3. studiodunn

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    2 x 8ohm cabinets = 4ohm at the amp
     
  4. forgivenman

    forgivenman Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys- I ran two at 8 ohms for about 20 minutes or so. Is it possible I did any damage to the amp?
     
  5. major

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    I wouldn't think so, since you hadn't said that you ran into problems, just don't do it again or the amp police will be taking your beloved amp away!
     

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