#1
Ok, wattage, ohmage and headroom are just confusing me... so:

Is it better for an amp head to have a higher wattage than the cab or not?
Whats the difference between 4ohm and 8 ohm?
What is headroom?

Sorry if these are stupid questions but i cant find a site that tells me what i want to know. Thanks.
#2
Ohm is electrical resistance.
A 4ohm speaker is twice as powerful as an 8ohm speaker.
(Correct me if I'm wrong, UG, I feel that I might be)
#3
Quote by Nessieant
Ok, wattage, ohmage and headroom are just confusing me... so:

Is it better for an amp head to have a higher wattage than the cab or not?No, but you also dont want a 1000 watt cab and a 5 watt head..
Whats the difference between 4ohm and 8 ohm?4ohm speaker offers 50% less resistance then 8ohm speakers so in essence there going to be louder
What is headroom?How loud you can get before it distorts.

Sorry if these are stupid questions but i cant find a site that tells me what i want to know. Thanks.


Is it better for an amp head to have a higher wattage than the cab or not?No you might blow the speakers, but you also dont want a 1000 watt cab and a 5 watt head..
Whats the difference between 4ohm and 8 ohm?4ohm speaker offers 50% less resistance then 8ohm speakers so in essence the 4ohm speaker is going to be louder
What is headroom?How loud you can get before it distorts(Clean).
How loud you can get before you over drive the power tubes(Metal).
Last edited by IbanezPsycho at Jun 4, 2008,