#1
I've been wondering what'll happen if I connect these together. My dad has this Vox 2x12 laying around and it seems to be easier for me to carry to gigs than that block of wood of a 4x12 cab. Will it blow up or something? Running it at 8 Ohms.
#2
The cab is rated 8 ohms? Or does your amp only have an 8 ohm output?
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#4
You might blow your speakers.

So, to be on the safe side, don't use the 212.
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#5
My current live rig involves a 200w power amp going into a cab with two 85w speakers and I've had no problems yet... not exactly recommended though.
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#6
Well, if it's an 8 ohm cabinet and you plug it into a 4 ohm output you'd probably get away with it. You'd still have to be careful but that would drop the power output by enough to be safe unless you turned it up to 11.
What impedance are all the components involved?
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#7
My head can ONLY run at 8 Ohm I'm guessing I shouldn't play around with it then
#8
Well the 2x12 is almost certainly 8 ohms so if you turn the amp up you could blow it without a lot of effort.
Have a look at what impedance is written on the back of the speakers. It could have two 8's in parralel and be running at 4 ohm. That could be rewired as 16 ohm which would get you into safe territory. Chances are highest that it's two 16's in parallel, making it 8 ohm. If you rewire that you'd get 32 ohm. That would be dropping the power to about 25W and moving the load line substantially, probably not a great idea tonewise.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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