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#1 bswat60

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

Hi just wondering if I can connect the line6 1x12 ext cab and a 16 ohmn 5150 cab into the two 8 ohmn speaker outputs on dt25 head

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#2 phil_m

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

An 8 ohm cab in parallel with a 16 ohm cab would be an equivalent impedance of 5.3 ohms (the equation for figuring out the equivalent impedance of loads in parallel is 1/Z1 + 1/Z2 + .... 1/Zn = 1/ZTotal, n=number of loads). So you'd actually want to use the 4 ohm jacks. The rating represents the minimum impedance you should drive from the output.

 

One thing with driving an imbalanced speaker load like this is that the the 8 ohm speaker will be receiving 4 times the power as the 16 ohm speaker. That doesn't necessarily mean it will be louder as other things affect that as well. But it could be.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

Hey Phil_M
Thanks for the quick reply and answering my ?


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

Being louder might not be a bad thing as I am using 5150 cab behind me and the 1x12 on floor angled facing me At least that's what I plan on trying haven't tried it yet work gets in the way
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:17 PM

That was a interesting post
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