#1
I have been looking into purchasing an AC4TVH for a while. They're cheap and they sound pretty good.

Upon more research, I've heard of people running them with 8 ohm cabs fine.

http://gretschpages.com/forum/other-amps/cool-information-about-the-vox-ac4tv-series/33561/page1/

The person warns not to use the attenuator as it uses a weak resistor.

He said the amp should be rated at 8-9 watts, but someone else pointed out that the tube in it is only rated for 6?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LCh_O7KVII


I'm rather confused as whether or not this is safe. Others have said you would just be burning up tubes occasionally, but that it shouldn't be too dangerous.


Can anyone here clear this up?
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#2
Should run fine. The attenuator might get a bit hot though. It's just a resistor network. I'd probably swap them out for higher power rated ones, but I'd probably do that anyway.
Why not just get a 16 ohm 12" cab? The power thing will make sod all difference. Where you get the main benefit is the bigger speaker, not output power. You'd be talking like a 2dB increase at most from the impedance mismatch - that's barely audible.
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#3
Check out the video. There is a lot more clean headroom, or so it appears.
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#4
Yes, because it's a bigger speaker and isn't breaking up. Trust me, just get a nice 12" speaker at the correct impedance.
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#5
Newbie question, would it be fine through a 15''? I think my bass cab is a 16 ohm.
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#6
It will work but probably sound crap. Bass speakers have a different frequency response.
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#7
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It will work but probably sound crap. Bass speakers have a different frequency response.


I always heard that bass speakers had a wider frequency response than guitar speakers.

Always thought that was the reason it was okay to play a guitar through a bass amp.
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#8
Guitar speakers are tuned to sound good with guitars. PA speakers have a really wide frequency response and they sound like crap.
It may sound good to your ears, just don't expect it to. A lot of guys like guitar through bass amps, ie. Kyuss.
Just try it, you won't blow anything up.
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#9
Ah, I understand now. Thank you for all the words of advice and helping a newbie out!

If any "doctor" wants to give their second opinion feel free to, I would still appreciate it!
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