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Posted by Mo on May 12, 2001 at 00:19:00:

In Reply to: Re: OHMsssssssssssssss posted by Mickster on February 23, 2001 at 12:18:46:

: Dave, when an amp is powering two cabinets of the same ohm rating, it doesn't
: matter how many speakers are in the cabinet, just the ohm rating. For example,
: an amplifier which has a minimum ohm rating of 4 ohms, can power one 4 ohm cabinet, or two 8 ohm cabinets. It doesn't matter if one of the 8 ohm cabs is
: a 4x10, and the other is a 1x15, the main thing that matters is that they're
: both 8 ohm cabinets. The amplifier only *sees* the ohm resistance, not the number of speakers which make up that cabinet. Think of it like paying a toll
: on a road. It doesn't matter if you're alone in your car, or you have four passengers with you; the toll is the same for each car that passes through the toll booth. Getting back to the cabinets, all things being equal, the 4x10 cab
: will sound louder than the 2x10 cab simply because the 4x10 cab has more speaker
: cone area responding to the same wattage. Now, if the 2x10 cabinet has vastly
: more efficient speakers in a perfectly ported cabinet, then the 2x10 cab could
: produce a higher decibel level; again this is the exception, and not the rule.
: It's the same as assuming that four men will have more collective strength to lift an object than two men; true most of the time, but, not all the time.
: To sum this all up, there's theory and practice. Sometimes a bigger amp doesn't
: sound as loud or as good as a smaller amp.

: The strongest doesn't always win the fight, nor, the fastest the race, but, that's how you bet.--- I forgot who said this originally, but, it wasn't me.

: Hope this helped,
: Mickster

That's funny. That's *exactly* how it was explained to me. Currently I have the same head and 1 8 ohm cabinet (which from what I understand only allows me to get 60% of possible output or something like that). Anyway, all this being said, would you recommend getting another 4x10 cab or a 2x10 with the 300. The 4x10 has 700watt capability. I think the 2x10 only has 400watts. I say only. If one is going to use 2 4x10 cabs, is it recommended to get a more powerful amp? My 4x10 cab is an Eden also. So I currently have an Eden WT-300 Traveler and an Eden 4x10 cab.

Any suggestions on what to purchase next?

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