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Re: speaker wattage - tech question

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Posted by Pat Harrington on June 10, 2001 at 22:14:35:

In Reply to: speaker wattage - tech question posted by Will on June 10, 2001 at 17:00:39:

: I am going to be building a bass cab with 2 speakers to go with a 350 watt head. I will be wiring the 2 8-ohm speakers in parallel so the total impedance is 4 ohms. My question is should each speaker be rated to 350 watts rms or should the total of both ratings equal 350? (ex. 180 watts rms each) Thanks.

Your speakers should be able to handle 175 watts each at a bare minumum.
Your 350 watt head is actually capable of producing "transients" of
quite a bit more wattage, so you'll need some headroom if you plan on
really pushing the amp, like another 25%. Carvin has some great speakers,
(they're made by Eminence, and are nearly indestructible) I know their
12" bass drivers handle 300W each, the 10 inchers almost as much, and
I think the 15's are rated at like 400W for the cast-framed heavy duty
model. Check out their website There's all kinds of
good technical info there.

Pat H

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