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On 8/8/2022 at 10:28 AM, albberca said:

I need to know what the impedance of the pod go is so that I can connect it to a guitar cab before a power amplifier and thus know which cabinet to buy.

 

No you don't. The Pod Go is just a digital MFX unit so impedance of the Pod Go is irrelevant.  What is relevant is the impedance relationship between the power amp and speaker cab.  Impedance is vitally important if your power amp is valve because a valve amp has to have a correct load and an impedance mismatch could seriously damage your amp and or cab. But impedance is generally less important to consider with a solid state/digital power-amp that doesn't need to have a speaker load and where impedance will typically only impact on efficiency ie volume output.  Some cabs will give you an impedance option eg one input socket might be 8 Ohms, and another 4 Ohms or 16 Ohms, or it might even have an impedance switch and/or a stereo connection option.  

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On 8/8/2022 at 5:28 AM, albberca said:

I need to know what the impedance of the pod go is so that I can connect it to a guitar cab before a power amplifier and thus know which cabinet to buy.

Yep...  In your logic, you would need to know the impedance of amp so you would know which power amplifier to buy, and then you would 'need' to find out the the impedance of the cab so you would know which cab to buy.  

 

Of course, that's not really how it works, as the difference/gain with 'optimal' impedance of the amp would be largely inaudible and so insignificant.

 

The PGO will work with pretty much any amplifier, and as long as you get an amplifier suited to respond to your speaker's impedance & sensitivity you'll be fine..  Ex;  don't buy an amp only rated for 8 ohms if your speakers are 4 ohms..  And don't get a 10 watt amp for speakers with 81dB sensitivity.

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