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Can this work with 2 16 ohm speakers in a 212 cab
Asked by Anonymous on May 10th, 2016. 2 people subscribed to this question
Yes, two 16 ohm speaker may be used as this contains no active components. However, the markings showing each input's impedance will not match the actual impedance.
With (2) 16 ohm speakers what will the actual impedance be then? impedance
- 16 Ohm Left/8 Ohm Mono
- 16 Ohm Right
- 32 Ohm Mono
I just relabeled plate with a brother p-touch labeler as I setup with two 16 ohm speakers.
Can I run a Y cable out of one 8 ohm output from my head and split it into the two 8 ohm stereo jacks with two 8 ohm speakers? If I did that, what ohms would my amp see? I want to find a way to go out of an 8 ohm output and make the cab 8 ohms as well.
Asked by Anonymous on May 25th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
I believe this would be the same as running the two 8 Ohm speakers in parallel so the load the amp would see would be 4 Ohms. If this setup ran the two 8 Ohm speakers in series (I don't believe it does) Your amp would see a 16 Ohm load.
If running two 8 Ohm speakers and an amp rated for 8 Ohms, simply plug the speaker cable into the 8 Ohm left input and plug a dummy cable to the 8 Ohm right input jack. Your amp will only see an 8 Ohm load.
Again, if using a Y cable and plugging into both top jacks on the plate would essentially put the two 8 Ohm speakers in parallel, making the rating 4 Ohm. We do not suggest doing this.
I think he wants to use *both* 8-ohm speakers at the same time, while matching his 8-ohm amp output. I do, too. So again, would using a Y cable into both stereo inputs, would the amp see an 8-ohm total load and safely power *both* speakers at once?
Is there a way to use this product to get a 4x12 speaker cabinet to run all 4 of its 16 ohm speakers at 8 ohms?
Asked by Anonymous on February 26th, 2016. 1 person subscribed to this question
Correct, but you can get two 8ohm loads from 4 16ohm speakers in stereo.
See the wiring diagrams above for reference but generally you can run in either series or parallel when wiring up speakers. It's more than likely possible but the labeling may not match.
You are not going to get an 8 ohm load out of 4 x 16 ohm speakers, only 4 (all in parallel) or 16 (2 pair in series, then that pair of pairs in parallel). Wired per the 4 x 16 ohm speakers you would get the impedance's marked on the plate.
using a 2x12 setup. if i connect to one of the 8ohms mono connections and `INSERT AN OPEN PLUG (NOTHING CONNECTED)` into the other 8ohm connect will both speakers output sound?
Asked by Anonymous on September 28th, 2016. 1 person subscribed to this question
No, only one of the 8ohm speakers will output sound.
How does it sense 4 ohm stereo or 8 ohm mono through the same jack?
It does not sense anything since this is a passive circuit. The resulting ohmage is determined by the ohms of the speaker.
I have a 2x12 cab with 2 8ohm speakers. Is there any way to get 8ohm mono? I want to connect it in parallel with another 8ohm 4x12 cab, so i can get a total 4ohm load to match my 4ohm bassman head(2x12 8ohm + 4x12 8ohm= total 8ohm load if connected in parallel, right?). Maybe i can get it through the ''one side only 8ohm mono''? Thanks
Asked by Anonymous on April 3rd, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
You can run this at 8ohm mono but it will only be one speaker.
I have a 2X12 cabinet with different 8ohm speakers in it that I would like to be able to use separately (only one speaker), as well as together at 4ohms. Does this jack allow this? I assume the jack labeled 16ohms would basically be the 4ohm mix of the 2X 8ohm speakers?
Yes, here are your options: 4 ohm mono, 8 ohm left only mono, and 8 ohm right only mono. Checkout the plug-in schematic for how these are wired and hooked up.
If I use this jack in a 2x12 cab with two 8 ohm speakers will I be able to run two heads into the cab ? If each head is plugged into the 8 left and 8 right inputs respectivly (each head running at 8 ohms)?
Asked by Anonymous on March 10th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
Yes that is exactly what this is designed to do!
I have a 2x12 both speakers 8 ohm. I don't get how the left out can be 8ohm and 4. If I only want to use the left speaker at will that jack be 8 or 4? Essentially I'd like to use one speaker at a time at 8ohms or both in series at 16 or two amps one to each speaker at 8ohms.
Asked by Anonymous on April 20th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
With two 8 Ohm speakers in a cab it would work as follows: Left input would be 4 Ohm using both speakers (Parallel wiring) or 8 Ohm when used in stereo (If two amps are being plugged into both the left and right input) When using two 8 Ohm speakers, the only mono options are 4 Ohm (top left jack) and 16 Ohm (bottom left jack) The only case in which it would work as you need would be if both speakers in your cab are 16 Ohm.
I use my Plug and Play exactly as the question poses. It has two 8 ohm EVM speakers. The short answer to your question is that using the PP's top left jack will automatically put the two speakers in parallel for a 4 ohm load. If you plug a jack into the top right jack, the PP splits the speakers, so each will run at 8 ohms independently (stereo). If you want to run one speaker at a time at 8 ohms that's not problem, but you need to have both jacks engaged to make the 'split'. So run your amp into one side (whichever you want), and put a 'dummy' (ie unconnected) plug or cable into the other stereo jack. It works great.
I am building a 2x12 cab with two 8 ohm speakers. When I am playing alone, I would like my amp to sound through both speakers. But when I am playing with my son, I'd like to use the two speakers just like two separated cabs (my son's amp on one speaker, and mine on the other speaker). Is the Plug n Play plate the right choice for me? Which diagram should I be looking at?
Asked by Anonymous on May 6th, 2019. 1 person subscribed to this question
If your amp has a speaker jack for a 4 or a 16 Ohm load, yes, this can be done. The first drawing in the "Speaker Z Examples" shows how one would wire a 2 speaker cab with 8 Ohm speakers. You and your son would be able to plug each amp into the top left and right jacks when playing together, and when you are playing b yourself, plugging into the 4 or 16 Ohm mono jack will make both speakers run in unison.
Thank you so much for the quick and clear answer!
Does this fit a Marshall 1960A cab?
Asked by Anonymous on November 12th, 2015. 1 person subscribed to this question
I would suggest referring to the spec sheets included on this page for any measurements to determine compatibility with your specific cab.
Can it be used in a 4x12 cabinet with 4 - 8ohm speakers?
Asked by Anonymous on March 25th, 2016. 1 person subscribed to this question
Four 8 ohm speakers can be used but the impedance markings on the plate will not match up correctly.
I'm using two 16 ohm units in each of the cabinets I'm makin. 16 ohm Weber stuff and Celestion stuff in each cab. Hook 'em up as if you were hookin up 8 ohm units?
Asked by Anonymous on August 13th, 2016. 1 person subscribed to this question
As long as the two cabs you use have a matching impedance, you can use them in stereo. It does not have to be 8ohms. It could be 2,4,6,8,16ohms, etc. You will just have to remember that the labeling on the unit will not match your actual impedance.
I have 2 x 8 ohm speakers and connected it like the diagram (top of Speaker Z Examples page); what does that translate to for the outside jacks in terms of ohms????
Asked by Anonymous on January 16th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
This would be 8ohm left and 8ohms right.
The dimensions are 4.35 x 4.03. Can you tell me what the depth is? thanks.
Asked by Anonymous on January 24th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
The depth of this jack plate is 1.66" (42.3mm).
This seems to be a common theme among questions, but I really want to be 100% sure. If I have 4 16ohm speakers in a 4x12 and wire them exactly as it shows in the wiring diagram above (2nd example in the Speaker Z pdf), will the labeling be correct? 2 16ohm speakers in parallel on each side (L&R) will prove the labeling true, correct?
Asked by Anonymous on February 2nd, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
Yes, if you have two pairs of 16ohm speakers running in stereo each pair will be 8ohm and reflect the labeling.
Silly question, but how would I wire up just a single speaker using this? I built a little 1x12 extension cab a while back and ordered a Plug and Play with the thought that I would eventually build a 2x12 that would replace it. Not sure which wires connect to which inputs and what to do with the wires not connected to the speaker. Thanks and cheers.
Asked by Anonymous on May 27th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
You can use the red and black wire and this should operate in mono at the designated ohms on the back of your speaker. You would only use the upper left handed jack.
To help everyone here and myself: is this circuit nothing more than the equivalent of 1/4" jacks with multiple contacts that make or break circuits? In other words, your circuit has no load, does not affect a load, it only provides a pathway (connectivity) from the 1/4" plug that is inserted, to the speaker terminals. Correct?
Asked by Anonymous on August 10th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
Yes, this is exactly what the Plug and Play is!
I have a 412 cabinet with 4 - 8 ohm speakers to be wired in series-parallel so I have 8 ohms impediance total. what would be the correct wiring schematic for this setup ?
Asked by Anonymous on October 18th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
Four 8 ohm speakers can be used but the impedance markings on the plate will not match up correctly. The red and white wires are positive while the green and black are negative.
I have 4/12 cab 8ohm how do wire speakers.. plug and play jack plate 8ohm stereo 4&8ohm mono
Asked by Anonymous on October 22nd, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
Please refer to the schematic and wiring examples above.
with a 2x12 cab can I use one head at 4 ohms and another head at 16 ohms and with an a/b switch get both speakers on each channel?
Asked by mellis701 on November 22nd, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
You will need to use speakers that all have the same ohms.
There are 4 connectors. I have 4 speakers. Shouldn't there be 8 connectors? Was I supposed to buy 4 more connectors for this to work?
Asked by Anonymous on February 3rd, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
Check out the speaker wiring diagram above. If you have four 16 ohm speakers you are wiring these in series. If you have four 4 ohm speakers then you are wiring them in parallel. You might need some extra wire depending on your configuration.
This will be going in a 1x12 cab build (16ohm), but I may want to add an additional 1x12 at a later date. Can I plug the 8ohm left jack into the 8ohm right jack (making it an output) to run a seperate cab in parallel?
Asked by jburr on March 5th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
That would be beyond ability of this unit as you have the following options: 4 ohm mono,
8 ohm left + 8 ohm right stereo,
8 ohm left only mono,
8 ohm right only mono,
16 ohm mono.
Can this work with an 8 x 10 cabinet where the "L" & "R" are both 4x16ohm 10" speakers wired series parallel? I have 2 cabs, hoping for 16ohm "stereo", 8ohm mono ea. Will it have ability to to run them both together(32ohm ea) at 16ohms too if connected parallel? Will the series parallel wiring of the banks of 4 speakers mess up the circuit with the open plug?
Asked by Anonymous on March 10th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
If you have an 8x10 wired in series/parallel and each speaker is 16 ohms you will have a total ohm load of 32 ohms. Looking at the backplate, it would read from left to right, top to bottom: 16 ohm left (or 8 ohms mono), 16 ohms right, and 32 ohms.
Just to be sure about what I would get with a 4x12 with 8ohms speakers. If I wire each two pairs of speaker in series, I will have two pairs of 16ohms. I would then have:
8 ohm mono
16 ohm left + 16 ohm right stereo
16 ohm left only mono
16 ohm right only mono
32 ohm mono (not really making but well)
It that correct ?
Asked by Anonymous on March 26th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
I have two 16 ohm speakers in my cab. If I want to run two heads into this .... I should plug one in left and one in the right? Will the amp sounds be separated to individual speakers?
Asked by Anonymous on May 26th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
Using the stereo option you could run one 16 ohm speaker into one amp and the other speaker into another amp. With this in mind, the marking on the plug and play will not match the actual ohms.
If I run 2 16 ohm speakers and one 8 ohm speaker and wire them up like you show the wiring for 4 16ohm speakers (but obviously with just the 8 ohm on one side,) will the jacks still show the correct ohms?
Asked by Anonymous on May 29th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
No not with three speakers that are different ohms.
To run JUST one side at 8 ohms a dummy plug must be used in the other 8 ohm side?
Asked by Anonymous on June 7th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
Yes that is correct. Simply place a spare 1/4" jack into one of the 8ohm jacks to get 8ohms mono.
I have a 16ohm cab(2x8ohm in series)The amp has 2 ext.speaker jacks and calls for either 1 8 ohm cab or 2 16 ohm cabs.Advice???
Asked by Anonymous on August 25th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
It doesn't sound like the amp and the cab are compatible as is. You may need to change the speakers in the cab (either x2 4 Ohm speakers in series or x2 16 Ohm speakers in parallel) or replace the transformer in your amp. What amp model is in question? I may be able to provide more info with an amp make and model.
In the diagram when it says, for instance, "four 16 ohm speakers"...does that mean "wire this way to get 16 ohms" or "wire this way if your speakers are 16 ohms" ?
Asked by Anonymous on September 3rd, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
The diagram shows how to wire four 16 Ohm speakers. So "Wire this way if your speakers are 16 Ohms" is accurate.
What would be the correct values if I am installing this in a 4x12 with all speakers at 8 ohms?
Asked by Anonymous on September 4th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
The values change depending on how the speakers are wired. We advise consulting a tech for guidance on how to wire this to achieve the desired results.
If I'm running 2x 4x12 cabs @16ohms each, my amp is seeing 8ohms parallel, would I connect the power to 16ohms on the plug and play to achieve this?
Asked by Anonymous on October 16th, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
The 16 Ohm input on this jack plate is for series while the 4 Ohm mono is for parallel.
Why don't they make a plate that'd be labeled for two 16 Ohm Speakers?
Asked by Anonymous on November 1st, 2018. 1 person subscribed to this question
This plate can be used with 16 Ohm speakers, and the labeled ratings on the plate will change. Looking at the backplate, it would read from left to right, top to bottom: 16 ohm left (or 8 ohms mono), 16 ohms right, and 32 ohms.
Would it be alright to run this in a 4x12 cabinet with 2 16 ohms and 2 8 ohms speakers?
Asked by Anonymous on January 20th, 2019. 1 person subscribed to this question
That would cause the amp to read Ohm ratings it was not designed to handle and is not recommended.
Will you post to UK?
Asked by Anonymous on February 7th, 2019. 1 person subscribed to this question
Yes we ship internationally. Simply add this item to your cart and proceed to checkout. Once you have entered your shipping information, you will be provided with several shipping options.
What is the power handling capacity as the wire is 18AWG ?
Asked by Anonymous on March 29th, 2019. 1 person subscribed to this question
That information is not provided by the manufacturer.
I have 2 8ohm speakers trying to get 16ohms mono
& 8ohms stereo each side
How do I do this with the plug & play?
Asked by Anonymous on May 23rd, 2019. 1 person subscribed to this question
Simply hook up the jack plate as shown in the "Speaker Z Examples" drawing for two 8 Ohm speakers.
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