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previous: RJH I have a Mesa dc-5 combo (50 watt) ... -- 6/9/1998 7:13 AM View Thread

Re: speaker mismatch

6/9/1998 7:27 AM
Re: speaker mismatch
Theoretically the power should divide equally between the two 8 ohm loads. Therefore you should get 1/2 power into the Widow and 1/4 power into each of the speakers in the cab. Unfortunately the impedance of speakers is frequency dependent. That means that one speaker will take more top, and another will take more bass. Just to throw another variable into the thing, the speakers will be of different efficiencies, and so they may not turn the extra power they draw into extra volume.  
AS long as you connect the 4 Ohm output of the amp to a 4 Ohm load you're pretty unlikely to fry anything. Try it and see what it sounds like!

Jim S. The Mesa/Celestion 90-watt speaker ... -- 6/9/1998 8:16 AM