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Old 12-01-2017, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default Is this amp compatable with my cab?

I have had a Line 6 4x12 cab for quite some time and just recently got a Peavey 6505 mh amp and I don't know if they will work together.

What concerns me are the ohm ratings for each. The amp has a 16/8 ohm switch, while the cab has stereo connections (8 ohms stereo/4 ohms mono)

I would like to use them together but I would prefer not to overheat the amp. Will these work as is, with a work around or just not at all?



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Old 12-01-2017, 12:34 AM   #2
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I have had a Line 6 4x12 cab for quite some time and just recently got a Peavey 6505 mh amp and I don't know if they will work together.

What concerns me are the ohm ratings for each. The amp has a 16/8 ohm switch, while the cab has stereo connections (8 ohms stereo/4 ohms mono)

I would like to use them together but I would prefer not to overheat the amp. Will these work as is, with a work around or just not at all?
It appears that Line 6 wired two 8 ohm speakers to 4 ohms for that mono jack. Thats not gonna work with your amp as it is now.

However, there are two different ways you CAN make that work:
One would be to run a short cable out of each 8 ohm stereo jack into a junction box that connects the speakers in series, making the total ohm load 16 ohms. Then just set the amps output to 16 ohms.

The other way (which is what I'd do) is rewire the cabinet... rewire the two 8 ohm speakers to 16 ohms, connect them to one of the jacks, disconnect the other jack and plug it (so you dont accidentally plug the amp into that jack and possibly damage the amp by not having a speaker load present), and simply set the ohm output switch on your amp to 16 ohms.
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