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Posted by Hey, somebody help this guy out on February 22, 2001 at 11:08:44:
In Reply to: OHMsssssssssssssss posted by Deago on February 22, 2001 at 09:08:17:
: I Currently have an Eden WT-300 Traveler head (4 ohms) and an old (but kick ass) 8 Ohm Trace 4x10 Cabinet. I have found a 2x10 to go on top of that and it is ALSO 8 ohms. I get very confused on the OHM issue. What kind of problems am I looking at. And Any suggestions on how to get around them.
: PS ..I WOULD KILL TO KNOW IF ANYBODY HASAN OLD TRACE ELLIOT QUATRA VALVE HEAD (ANY MODEL) FOR SALE
I don't know a whole lot about this stuff either Deago...but from what I hear, you did the right thing by getting a second 8 ohm cabinet. By running the two cabs together, it should be the right match for your 4 ohm head. Two 8 ohm cabs are the equivalent of one 4 ohm cab....just like two 4 ohm cabs would be the equivalent of one 2 ohm cab, etc.
What you don't want to do is run two 4 ohm cabs with your 4 ohm head - cause that would be like 2 ohms. I guess what happens is that the amp overpowers itself - sort of - cause there isn't enough resistance (impedance) coming from the speakers.
But some of ther other guys who post on this page are a lot more straight on this stuff than I am. I'm sure someone will come along soon and let us know if I'm dickin' 'ya or what.
Anyway, I hope your rig sounds good - that's the main thing.
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