Dual rectifier - cabinet question

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Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by spqr163 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:58 pm

I have a Dual rectifier and 2 4x12 cabs running both at 8 ohms. I would like to add 2 more 4x12 cabs to it. Just wondering the best recommendation on doing this. Because I could get 2 more Mesa cabs at a great price and just looking for some input… thank you

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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by deeman » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:59 am

Jesus that would be quite the rig!
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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by spqr163 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:32 pm

Thanks Deeman, that’s why I’m not quit sure if the head could handle 4 4x12 cabs. Usually Mesa cabs run 4 or 8 ohms and looking for input before I mess up the amp. Tried to look up info online and couldn’t find anything accept rewireing the cab into series or parallel.

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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by mesaboogie6L6 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:41 pm

I use two Mesa Triples for my 4-4×12's, might be the best way to use 2 amps, not sure there is another way, works great!
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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by spqr163 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 am

I saw this in the owners manual

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But couldn’t find any 16 ohm series box on eBay or amazon, or if they even make them anymore.

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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by RR » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:34 am

From what I understand, you plan to run 4 4x12" cabinets.

Yeah, you would need two series box (the one you listed) for each pair and then these two series boxes in parallel for total of 8 ohms.

A series box consist of 3 1/4" input jacks wired where in puts two speaker enclosures in series.

https://bayoucables.com/index.php?main_ ... ucts_id=89

If you do it yourself, it could cost less than $20 more like under $15.

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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by spqr163 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:19 pm

RR wrote:From what I understand, you plan to run 4 4x12" cabinets.

Yeah, you would need two series box (the one you listed) for each pair and then these two series boxes in parallel for total of 8 ohms.

A series box consist of 3 1/4" input jacks wired where in puts two speaker enclosures in series.

https://bayoucables.com/index.php?main_ ... ucts_id=89

If you do it yourself, it could cost less than $20 more like under $15.



Thank RR, I did talk to Mesa and they do sell the series box for $45 each. I had an opportunity to get 2 more 4x12 cabs but the deal fell through.

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Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

Post by silentbob » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:41 pm

That would have been an awesome rig but I wouldn't want to be the one loading and unloading it from the truck every night.

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