Hey guys, I currently have a 450 watt bass head designed to run at 4 ohms. I want to be able to buy one 4x10 cabinet for it now, and would like to be able to buy a second one for it later. Because of this, I was wondering if I would be able to get a single 8 ohm cab and run my head through that. I know that ideally I would want two 8 ohm cabs so that I get a total impedance of 4, but would it be possible to run into a single 8 ohm cab for the time being?
Yes it is. The only consequence of running your amp through an 8 ohm cab is that the total output of your amp will be reduced somewhat in between 30 to 50%. It means that your amp will be deilivering, with any 8 ohm cab, something between 225 and 350 watts. It won't do any damage to the head, nor to the cab, and if you use a cab (or cabs) with an 4 ohm impedance, you'll get the full power of your head. Was I clear enough? Hope this helps!
Yeah that definitely helps! I think I'll probably go with an 8 ohm cab then, so that way I can upgrade to two cabs when I get the money. Thanks for the help.