Also, hooking the speakers up directly at the amp terminals is the same as hooking them up before the amp (in parallel). In other words you can hook up 2x 8ohm speakers directly to the amp's 4 ohm terminal rather than hooking up one speaker to the other then to the amp. Then if one blows, the other is still hooked up directly to the amp. I think this is how Jerry's 3x12" cab is hooked up. Each speaker goes directly to the amp (rather than the speakers all connected together with only one set of cables going to the amp).
JonnyBoy wrote:I was wondering if the amp had separate power to each tap independent from the other taps, meaning each tap was getting a hot signal not depending on any other speaker hooked up to the machine. ..... JB
Kennay wrote:I`m still not all that clear on this. I`m planning on hooking up a mc 50 pretty soon, I hope.
1 I want to hook up the preamp to the mac with a 22 guage (would that be a good gauge?) 1/4 to 1/4 cable. I bought a 1/4 to rca adapter for that. I think I`m on the right track there.
2 From mac to cab I want to use a 12 gauge 1/4 to 1/4 cable. I have to cut off one of the 1/4`s to connect it to the mac. How many wires are in a cable? 3? What color are the positive, negative and ground. Do I have to be super paranoid about letting the + touch the -? Connect ground to Com and positive to 4ohm tap. Is it soup yet? Thanks in advance for your help and for putting up with the remedial reading class.
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