#1
I am in the process of getting a new amp and had a question about the cabinet I have.
I'm getting a 50w head and currently have a cab rated at 45w. Is that still a safe combination to run? The impedance between the cab and head is fine, it's just the wattage difference that I'm wondering about.
Guitar:
PRS Tremonti

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Bluetron Bluedrive
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Jensen Mod 12-110

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59/09's or Standard T&B
#2
Generally a good rule of thumb is the cab should have double the wattage rating than the head.
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#3
Won't be a problem, speakers can take almost twice their rated wattage before blowing. You'll lose headroom at high volumes though because the speaker is going to distort a lot sooner. Again though, I don't foresee it being an issue.
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#4
Awesome. Thanks for the help.
Guitar:
PRS Tremonti

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Bluetron Bluedrive
Ducted Port 1x12
Jensen Mod 12-110

Wants:
59/09's or Standard T&B
#5
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Won't be a problem, speakers can take almost twice their rated wattage before blowing.


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#6
I think a 50 watt head into a 45 watt cab should be fine...
usually the speakers can take a wee bit more then what is rated but to be on the safe side i wouldnt all out crank the amp lol.

The other two comments i'm with dave.
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#7
yeah 45 watts would be ok if you're only ever playing at low volumes.

But if you're cranking it at all, personally i wouldn't be happy. it might be fine... but it might not.
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#8
It obviously not ideal but as long as you keep the volume reasonable the speaker will be fine. I've been running a 60watt head into a 60watt speaker for months now and never had a problem, of course I never take the volume over 5 or 6 to be on the safe side.
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#9
Hmm... Might have to look into getting another cabinet if I'm going to crank it...
Guitar:
PRS Tremonti

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Bluetron Bluedrive
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Jensen Mod 12-110

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59/09's or Standard T&B
#10
He has a point - speakers are RMS rated like amps so they can take more of a beating than their rating indicates.
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#11
Well, here is the problem. Are amps rated RMS? If they are, both speakers and amps have the same offset, so we end up back in the same problem. Amp watts> speaker watts. If that's the case, I'm sure there is some company that makes some speakers that have the same feel with a higher capacity then what I have...
Guitar:
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Bluetron Bluedrive
Ducted Port 1x12
Jensen Mod 12-110

Wants:
59/09's or Standard T&B
#12
Most amps are rated RMS.

A lot of boutique speaker manufacturers have speakers with the same voicings in multiple wattages.

Check out South Bay Ampworks (Scumback) if you're into the British vibe.
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#13
Thanks for the recommendation! I've been looking into Weber and Eminence for replacements, and I'll take a look into them, too.
Guitar:
PRS Tremonti

Amp:
Bluetron Bluedrive
Ducted Port 1x12
Jensen Mod 12-110

Wants:
59/09's or Standard T&B