Re: Ohms 'n' stuff

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Posted by Marlon on January 30, 2001 at 08:08:54:

In Reply to: Ohms 'n' stuff posted by Asbestos Man on January 30, 2001 at 05:30:55:

: Can someone explain to me what the practical meaning of ohms is, aside from resistance. I mean, is it true that if I have two 4 ohm cabs that I should have an 8 ohm output?

For max power transfer the ohms on the amp should match the total ohms of your

speakers. If your amp puts out 200 watts rms at 4 ohms then for max power you

would need either

a 4 ohm cab or two 8 ohm cabs in parallel which equals 4 ohms. I don't think

you really wanted a technical explaination, just a practical one. By the way you

should never run your amp at an impedence (ohms) lower than suggested by it's

specs. If it says 4 ohm is the lowest you should go, don't run it with a 2 ohm

load ( speakers) and expect it to live very long. Hope this helps.

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