I have a pod hd500x and a mesa 4x12 240 w cab. I was looking into getting a Crown XLS 1002 power amp to run the pod through. However, I have heard that having an amp with higher wattage than the cab is a problem. The crown is 350 w. I was wondering if this would be a problem or would it be fine?
If you hook up just one channel (say, the right channel) to the Mesa cabinet, and if the Mesa is an 8 ohm cabinet, the amp will put out only 215W to that channel (see the User Manual, page 12). If it's a 16 ohm cabinet, it will put out even less. There's no issue with running just one channel.