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    Default gear heads! amp and speaker question?

    I have a Hotrod deluxe fender amp and two 10" eminence alnico speakers
    that I wanted to put into a cab. The eminece speakers are 8 ohms. If I put these speakrs in a cab does that make the cab a 16ohm cab and is it ok to run with my 8ohm hot rod amp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len75 View Post
    I have a Hotrod deluxe fender amp and two 10" eminence alnico speakers
    that I wanted to put into a cab. The eminece speakers are 8 ohms. If I put these speakrs in a cab does that make the cab a 16ohm cab and is it ok to run with my 8ohm hot rod amp?
    Make sure that you wire the speakers up in SERIES. Then it will be a 16ohm cab, and you should be fine. Your amp may be slightly quieter, since 8ohms is optimum, but having a cab with a higher load than your amp shouldn't be a problem at all.

    If you wire them in parallel however, you will get a 4ohm cab -- and that would not be good. If the cab has less resistance than your amp is rated for, you can have big time overheating problems.

 

 

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