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Old 11th November 2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Powering Two Cabinets

Just out of curiosity, without getting into details:
Can you use a cable splitter from your speaker output on your amp to power 2 cabinets, assuming the impedance is correct?
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Old 11th November 2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Provided your amp can handle it. If you were to parallel two 8 ohm speakers, you would have the amp driving a 4 ohm load. Don't even think about it with 4 ohm speakers.

Generally though it isn't recommended, certainly not with a domestic amp.
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Old 12th November 2008, 08:16 AM   #3
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Default it as lot depending on the amp

presuming that your speakers are 8 ohms and your amplifier can handle this you have no problem at all doing this .....BUT there is a lot of limitations ....

---your amp will be stressed for sure
---expect tempereture to rize ( seriously )
---if you also need full power of the amp is even more stress ( casual listening might be ok )
---expect your amp to "end very quickly" (powerwise )
---aditional ventilation may be needed
----thermal or other protection easilly activated

on the ther hand there are a lot of amps that happily will drive 4OHMS and even less ....but there we are talking about comercial high power professional amps....

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Actually, it won't matter much if your volume is low.
Trying to get full power to both is a real problem.
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