#1
I got some advice in my other thread but now i need more lol, i found an avatarg212h that i like but it comes in 4 ohms, 8 ohms or 16 ohms
and stereo cab and mono cab what ones or what one will work with my mesa boogie recto-verb series one head? This is my first head and cab ive awlays owned combos Thank you
#2
well the mesa probably runs on 8 ohms mono
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#3
Check the impedance of your head, and order your cab so its impedance matches.
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#5
Impedence = Resistance. If you've taken any physics classes, you've learned the basic principles of this, which is all you need to figure this out.

http://www.mesaboogie.com/manuals/sRec_Sers2.pdf

There's the manual for your amp. Please do read it. On page 17 it says that Mesa/Boogie amps can handle 4 ohm and 8 ohm loads. There's your answer. Get your cab at 4 or 8 ohms. Depending on the speakers, they'll wire them for you in series or parallel to give you the proper impedance. For example (for 4 ohm speakers):

2x4 ohm speakers in series = 8 ohms
2x4 ohm speakers in parallel = 2 ohms

You're good to go with either. In my experience, I've come across more 8 ohm ready heads than 4 ohm ready heads, so I'd go with the 8 ohm. But that's just me; not sure what others would say about that
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#6
^great post

only

2x4 ohm speakers in parallel = 2 ohms

also, there are not a lot of 4 ohm speakers out there. Most of them are 8 or 16, so:

2 x 8 ohm in parallel is 4 total
2 x 16 ohm in parallel is 8 total.

The latter is how my Avatar is set set up. Great cabs for the money. Do it.
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2x4 ohm speakers in parallel = 2 ohms


Are you sure? I'm pretty sure it would be 4 ohms.


EDIT: I digress. I just looked over my post, you're right

I'll change my original post as to not confuse anyone.
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#8
Allright thank you i tried downloading the manual earlier before posting this but i couldnt get to mesas websight Thanks though
And ive never took any physics class
#10
Should the cab be stereo or mono? I need to get it right if im going to buy an avatar because there r no returns.
I was thinking of getting the g12t75 speakers ill be playin mainly metal.
I dont really understand what the hellatone 60s are it says slightly broken in celestion vintage 30s wtf does that mean? lol
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#11
you want mono

the hellatone 60s are just rebranded Vintage 30s that have been broken in. I think they do this by attaching some sort of load to the speakers that simulates 6 months of regular gigging or something like that.

broken in speakers are usually considered better because the cone has had a chance to soften up and not be so 'brittle' as a lot of new speakers can be. I can attest to this somewhat as my cab sounds a lot better now (I think) than it did when I first got it in early '09.
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you want mono

the hellatone 60s are just rebranded Vintage 30s that have been broken in. I think they do this by attaching some sort of load to the speakers that simulates 6 months of regular gigging or something like that.

broken in speakers are usually considered better because the cone has had a chance to soften up and not be so 'brittle' as a lot of new speakers can be. I can attest to this somewhat as my cab sounds a lot better now (I think) than it did when I first got it in early '09.


Thanks i was pretty sure about mono
the speakers on the other hand i still have to decide what will be best for me
pretty lost man lol
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Quote by Jimmy_Page_Zep
Impedence = Resistance. If you've taken any physics classes, you've learned the basic principles of this, which is all you need to figure this out.

http://www.mesaboogie.com/manuals/sRec_Sers2.pdf

There's the manual for your amp. Please do read it. On page 17 it says that Mesa/Boogie amps can handle 4 ohm and 8 ohm loads. There's your answer. Get your cab at 4 or 8 ohms. Depending on the speakers, they'll wire them for you in series or parallel to give you the proper impedance. For example (for 4 ohm speakers):

2x4 ohm speakers in series = 8 ohms
2x4 ohm speakers in parallel = 2 ohms

You're good to go with either. In my experience, I've come across more 8 ohm ready heads than 4 ohm ready heads, so I'd go with the 8 ohm. But that's just me; not sure what others would say about that


Just to add, impedance isn't exactly resistance. But it's close.
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id listen to 311 and get the hellatones they are awesome, i would get them but the vox i want is better paired with alnico blues
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#18
usually mesa is run with v30s.
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#19
I wish i would have thought of all these questions at once but anyways
i just bought an avatar 2x12 with v30s in its 8 ohms now my recto-verb head has 3 jacks on the back of it going left to right 8 ohm-4ohm-4-ohm how would i connect this to the 8 ohm 2x12 cab and what kind of speaker cable do i need.
#20
Your cab is 8 ohms. Hook it up to the 8 ohm jack. Get a decent gauge speaker cable.
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