What is best ohms for a frfr 4x12 cabinet?

  • Ordered a seymour powerstage 700 to power my Kemper Stage unit. . Need advice on what ohms should I wire a 4x12 cabinet using "2" of the Celestion F12 -x200 and "2" of the F12-150 in X pattern? Would it be wise to wire cabinet with 4 & 8 ohm selector switch? Future proofing in mind adding say another 1x12 cab that may be rated at 16ohms? OR, another cab rated at 8ohms. CORNFUSED..lol...IT's Alive......

  • No reason for another cab if you go 4 ohms = 700 watts.


    4 ohm wiring from the Kemper manual...

    The more you find what Kemper can do then the harder you try to find what it cannot do -- like make a good cup of Frappuccino.

  • One thing to note is that with normal amp cabinets and speakers, higher ohm cabinets typically have a little brighter sound. That is why some amp manufacturers use 16 ohm speakers. It keeps the bottom end a little tighter and gives a little more sparkle on the top end. 8 ohm is the middle of the road and is also commonly used. 4 ohm will be the darkest and usually the lowest most manufacturers will go. You need to have an amp specially designed for a 2 ohm load to go down that low. You can damage the amp if it is not designed to handle that low of a load.