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alfonso

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My Suhr Badger 18 is connected to a cabinet with 2 V30 which has several connection options. The two usable ones is to have two cables in the 2 8ohm inputs or a single cable into a single 4ohm input.

Instinctively I used the two cable option (8+8ohm)

 

Question:

Was my instinct right or there is absolutely no difference?

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.... now it's finished...

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I take it that the Badger has two 8-ohm output-jacks, and that the cab has two jacks that each go separately (in "stereo", so's to speak) to the two Celestions inside, each of which is 8 ohms? If so, that's fine.

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Theoretically, connecting to the 4-ohm output would yield more power, but if that's not an issue, don't worry about it.

 

FWIW, in practice, I've found that such theoretical increase in power due to running into 4 ohms instead of 8 or 16, results in a slightly, subtly brighter, tighter, cleaner tone and feel- and that going the opposite way- using the highest impedance applicable- often actually feels and sounds better. With tube-amps for guitars, there's usually no real increase or decrease in volume/loudness in relation to the selected impedance, all other things remaining the same (same quantity and type of speakers, cab, etc.).

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I take it that the Badger has two 8-ohm output-jacks, and that the cab has two jacks that each go separately (in "stereo", so's to speak) to the two Celestions inside, each of which is 8 ohms? If so, that's fine.

 

Yes, exactly. It has a single 8ohm output which is doubled in two 16ohm outs and a single 4ohm out doubled in two 8ohm outs.

 

The cabinet has mono 16 and 4ohm inputs, stereo 8+8ohm which is just using the two above together, plus other two inputs to link another 2x12 cabinet 8ohm mono or 4ohm stereo. Those 2 last ones can be used not for linking but instead of the first two to invert polarity. Very cool design i.m.o.

 

 

Theoretically, connecting to the 4-ohm output would yield more power, but if that's not an issue, don't worry about it.

 

I will have to check one day... practically if I use the 4 ohm connection the two speakers are in parallel inside the cabinet, the 8+8ohm connection is just the doubling of the 4ohm output done inside the amp going to independent single speakers. The amp should be loaded with 4ohms anyway...but the cables are 2 instead of one....the difference might be if I use only a single speaker with the mono 8ohm output, which can be done inserting a dummy jack in the other individual speaker input, instead of 2 needed to load 4ohms.

Guess the Amp

.... now it's finished...

Here it is!

 

 

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