#1
Me and a friend got hold of some old marshall 1960 cab, now the problem is... we don't have a head for it (yet).
But, he has a vox xl (so i gues a"hybrid" amp) and that has an 8 ohm speaker output, but the cab only has a 4 an a 16 ohms input.
would it be safe to put it in the 16 ohm one ?
#3
Mismatching ohms is great if you like bright lights and loud noises...
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#4
You just get less power, for example a 4 ohm amp with a 8 ohm spoeaker will get you half the wattage of the amp.
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#5
Quote by sashki
for best results, you have to match.

But if you need to mismatch, remember that you can go UPHILL, but not DOWNHILL with impendance. So use the 16 ohn input.


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Mismatching ohms is great if you like bright lights and loud noises...


so will it do anything bad or not ?
#7
Quote by amap
so will it do anything bad or not ?

Simple rule:

The head's ohm rating has to be as much or less than the ohm rating on the cabinet. So 8 ohm jack into 16 ohm speaker is fine. 16 ohm jack to 8 ohm speaker would be bad.
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#9
Mismatching ohms, even when it's a safe mismatch, isn't a good idea simply because it doesn't sound as good. I'd support rewiring it. Do you know what speakers are in there/what the impedance of each one is?