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2 X 12 cabinet for Spider IV HD150

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Can someone tell me if the Blackstar HTV212 HT Venue Series 212 Guitar Amplifier Cabinet will work with my Spider IV HD150?

 

Specs are as follows:

Rear-mounted jacks allow the cabinet to be used in mono (160W RMS; 4 Ohms or 16 Ohms) or stereo (80W/Channel; 8 Ohms per). Inside, two 12-Inch Celestion 80 Watt loudspeakers give this cabinet its voice. The HTV-212 is uses a 2 x 12 design. 

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Can someone tell me if the Blackstar HTV212 HT Venue Series 212 Guitar Amplifier Cabinet will work with my Spider IV HD150?

 

Specs are as follows:

Rear-mounted jacks allow the cabinet to be used in mono (160W RMS; 4 Ohms or 16 Ohms) or stereo (80W/Channel; 8 Ohms per). Inside, two 12-Inch Celestion 80 Watt loudspeakers give this cabinet its voice. The HTV-212 is uses a 2 x 12 design. 

 

Will it work? Yes. It's a speaker cabinet and a head. Sound will come out. Use both outputs into the stereo ins on the cab. What no one will be able to do is promise beyond a shadow of a doubt that the160W rating is sufficient to avoid blowing a speaker. On paper, it should be, especially if you're not running full-tilt all the time. However, there are no gaurantees. Conventional wisdom says use a cab rated for 1.5-2x  the amp wattage, then you don't have to think about it. 150 vs 160 watts is a much closer ratio than that. You could use it for years without a problem, or you could blow it up in five minutes...nobody will be able to tell you definitively one way or the other. Personally, I don't think it's likely that you'll fry anything. But unlikely doesn't mean impossible. If it were me, I'd be looking for a different cabinet.

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The ohms are fine so technically yes, the watts will depend on how hard you push it I guess.

I just added a 300 watt 4x12 to my 120 watt head, thinking that even cranked up my cab should handle the heads output without unwanted distortion, I think you will be ok, but I would go plug into one if you can and test it, there is nothing like real world testing to find out.

the fact that you have a 150 watt head running out to a 160 watt cabinet like has been said should work, but I would want to go crank it up and see what you have, I play live and we crank it up pretty loud, again testing it is your best bet.

Matt

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