#1
How does the rule go about ohms and cabinets? Like if your amps output is 8 ohms, can you only use 8 ohm cabinets or would it be possible to use other cabinets?
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you should only match (no point in not), but if you're using a solid state amp it's safe to mismatch where the speakers are rated higher than the amp.
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but if it's a tube, you could blow some **** up? Lol, and I'm a newb at electricity, so rated higher than 8 ohms would be 16 ohms correct?
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The reason I was asking is because the cabs I'd be using are Laney cabs that have been modded, and Im unsure of the impedance.
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but if it's a tube, you could blow some **** up? Lol, and I'm a newb at electricity,

basically. safest to just match ratings when dealing with tube amps.
so rated higher than 8 ohms would be 16 ohms correct?

correct.
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How does the rule go about ohms and cabinets? Like if your amps output is 8 ohms, can you only use 8 ohm cabinets or would it be possible to use other cabinets?
If the amp is designed for 8 ohms, you can only use ONE 8 ohm cabinet and have the impedances match.

OR you could use TWO 16 ohm cabinets in parallel. That results in 8 ohms.
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Running them in parallel would be running two cabinets off of one output jack on a head? Or running 2 cabs from the 2 outputs?
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Also, would it hurt if I was to run an 8 ohm output through a 4 ohm speaker?
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#9
^if it is a tube amp then that is considered an unsafe mismatch.

Typically with speakers the next step up from 8 is 16 ohms. THey are usually 4, 8, or 16.


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The reason I was asking is because the cabs I'd be using are Laney cabs that have been modded, and Im unsure of the impedance.


If you are unsure you can measure the impedance of the cab in question with a multimeter. Just use the other end of a speaker cable as your test point. The part that plugs into the amp.