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Ho guys.

 

I know my question is pretty much off topic but I would like to make sure I plugged my amp to my cabinet the proper way.

 

I have a 2x12 Marshall JCM900 1936 cabinet and a JVM 210 head. So what I did is :

 

From head 1x16 ohm plug -> to cab 16 ohms plug

Does it make any sense.. ? I'm asking 'cause I'm not very familiar with these things and I recently got back to use my Marshall amp a lot more.

 

Thanks.

 

Nicolas

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Ho guys.

 

I know my question is pretty much off topic but I would like to make sure I plugged my amp to my cabinet the proper way.

 

I have a 2x12 Marshall JCM900 1936 cabinet and a JVM 210 head. So what I did is :

 

From head 1x16 ohm plug -> to cab 16 ohms plug

Does it make any sense.. ? I'm asking 'cause I'm not very familiar with these things and I recently got back to use my Marshall amp a lot more.

 

Thanks.

 

Nicolas

So you have this head:

 

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And you want to use this cab:

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You say the cab is rated at 16 ohms so.... use the 1X16 output from the head to the cab. Be sure you use a speaker cable and nt a regular guitar cabke and you should be good to go.

 

What is the worst that could happen? You set off a nuclear explosion? I doubt it.

 

Good luck and by the way you don't live anywhere near Connecticut do you?

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Most Marshall speaker cabs are stock wired at 16 ohms. The idea is, when you add a second (16 ohm) cab - you drop the load down to 8 ohms

Which an ideal load for your head (or 16 ohms of course)

 

4 ohms is also ok (so if you had 2 8 ohm cabs - still good)

 

What you don't want to do is go below 4 ohms, over time, that's just not gonna make the resistors, filters, output transformers, etc... happy

 

and as CowboyBillyBob points out, make sure it's an unshielded cable and NOT shielded (aka: Guitar cable)

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Good luck and by the way you don't live anywhere near Connecticut do you?

 

 

Well, thank you very much. And I live in Montreal, Canada.

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Most Marshall speaker cabs are stock wired at 16 ohms. The idea is, when you add a second (16 ohm) cab - you drop the load down to 8 ohms

Which an ideal load for your head (or 16 ohms of course)

 

4 ohms is also ok (so if you had 2 8 ohm cabs - still good)

 

What you don't want to do is go below 4 ohms, over time, that's just not gonna make the resistors, filters, output transformers, etc... happy

 

and as CowboyBillyBob points out, make sure it's an unshielded cable and NOT shielded (aka: Guitar cable)

 

 

Thank you !

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Good luck and by the way you don't live anywhere near Connecticut do you?

 

 

 

Well, thank you very much. And I live in Montreal, Canada.

I was just making a joke. Sorry if you did not get it. You see if your hook up set off a nuclear explosion I don;t want to be in the area. Poor joke and I did not mean to offend you.

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I was just making a joke. Sorry if you did not get it. You see if your hook up set off a nuclear explosion I don;t want to be in the area. Poor joke and I did not mean to offend you.

 

Oupss, sorry, I didn't get it. My first language is french, so don't be too subtle !

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Oupss, sorry, I didn't get it. My first language is french, so don't be too subtle !

 

No problem mon ami.

I visited Montreal recently and fell in love with the city. Besides there was this french waitress that I still think about. She was just as beautiful as the city.

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I think that cab is loaded with 2 x 12 G12T75 16 ohm speakers. It should have a Mono/Stereo switch to run the cab Mono = both speakers 8 ohms or stereo only one speaker 16 ohms. If it was me I would run the cab in Mono 8 ohms.

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