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Vetta 2 with 240W cabinet
by FadedRage on 2013-03-16 07:59:42

Dear Line6 Team!

Can you tell me, that the Vetta2 can run a 240W cabinet safely?

Thanks for your help!

Many thanks,

Thomas

(Sorry for my english)



Re: Vetta 2 with 240W cabinet
by DickFoster on 2013-03-16 13:54:38

I don't think there is a Line6 team any more. I don't think the facotry guys are even looking in.

What kind of amp combo or head and what is the impedance rating in ohms of the speaker cab.



Re: Vetta 2 with 240W cabinet
by FadedRage on 2013-03-18 02:27:12

Ou...its sad.

Vetta2 head with an ENGL E412SG.

The head is 300W, the cab is 240W.

1x8 or 2x16 ohm.

Thanks!



Re: Vetta 2 with 240W cabinet
by DickFoster on 2013-03-18 09:07:20

Yes it is sad because the Vetta is such a great amp.

Yeah your cab and amp will probably be OK. Just don't turn the volume on the amp all the way up. If you want to be really uber safe you can go into the setup page on the amp and select the half power option to be sure.

When combining speakers and amps, any speakers and any amps, guitar or even stereo stuff, to protect the speakers you don't want to over power them with too much amp or you may burn out the voice coils or possibly even wreck the speaker cones. Conversely, to protect the amp you don't want to hook up a speaker with too little impedance. Impedance (resistance) is always given in ohms.

That means you don't want to take an amp that is specified with an 8 ohm minimum output impedance and connect 4 ohm speakers to or you're likely to blow the finals in the amp out. However, you can have a higher impedance speaker say 16 ohms, and be OK. You just can't get to full power which is usually too loud anyway.

Here's a link to the manual for you speakers http://www.engl-amps.com/cms/uploads/tx_ddfproducts/412-OM_08.pdf

It'sgot all that impedance stuff with different hook ups and switch settings in it.

If you haven't read your manual (Pilots Handbook) for the amp I suggest you give it a look too. Especially the sections dealing with approved speaker hook ups and all that impedance jazz.

The manual can be downloaded here if you don't have one. http://line6.com/support/manuals/vettaiihd

Probably the best thing to do is just use the stereo settings for both speaker cab and amp then select the half power mode for the amp and you should be OK.




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