#1
Right, simple question so I'm sure there will be a simple answer, I'm looking to pick up an Orange tiny terror and would like to use a cab I already have, however the speaker is a 50w 4Ohm Celestion speaker and from all accounts the TT will only output at 8Ohm minimum, now I understand that this lower impedance rating will mean that there will be more strain put on the amp as double the ammount of juice will flow to it being as its got half the rated resistance (which is where the amp will struggle, potentially causing damage).

My questions being...

1) What effects could there be of running the amp (max output of 15w) paired with a 50w 4Ohm speaker?

2) I know adding a 4Ohm resistor in series would meet the required minimum impedance rating for the amp but what effects would this have on the sound?

Muchos gracias fellas
#2
Running a higher impedance head into a lower impedance cab IS NOT SAFE, especially since you've got a tube amp. It's much better to mismatch in the other direction (an 4 ohm head with an 8 ohm load).

Yeah.
#3
Personally, I wouldn't operate a Tiny Terror with less than a 16 ohm load.
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#4
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Personally, I wouldn't operate a Tiny Terror with less than a 16 ohm load.

why is that?
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#7
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why is that?


It's designed for 16 ohms. The two 8 ohm inputs are actually to plug in two 16 ohm cabs in parallel for a total of 8 ohms (I'm pretty sure, anyway). I know they say you can plug in one 8 ohm cab, but for a rather expensive 15W head, I'd make sure I got the right speaker.
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You Don't Need 100W.

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#8
Thanks for that, I'll replace the speaker with a higher rated version.

Ta