Speaker Y Cable Advice

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  1. Sickriverlespaul

    Sickriverlespaul Active Member

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    l am looking to have a Y cable from my amp. One speaker output jack and need to run 2 cabs. Any ideas ?
     
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    SG~GUY Well-Known Member

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    -I've done it, still do sometimes,
    good quality 1/4" jacks, 1 male & 2 female, couple feet of 14 AWG copper lamp cord-(the see through, so its easily identified)-solder connection's, poof!! Good to go!

    -(hook up both cabs to the "Y" connector and test the ohm's on the male jack tip & sleeve before plugging in to the amp)-
     
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    Y cables
    Speaker load is critical, can damage the amplifier.

    Calculate the load to avoid burning up the transformer. You have been warned. You cannot just hook up any speaker load to any amplifier.

    Usually, do not use a Y cable...this is not a professional method.

    Speaker cabinets should have in /out jacks instead.
     
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  5. Sickriverlespaul

    Sickriverlespaul Active Member

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    Thanks for the ideas, the humbucker music Y cable I feel will fit the bill. My 1987 had a ppimv installed with the volume knob run out the back speaker out put jack. So to run a stack of 16 ohm cabs I plug in and set the load on 8ohms. Ordered one today!
     
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    it looks like a decent solution. Dr Z amps...

    Here's what I did...

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    I made a parallel splitter box. I wired it like this:

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    & use it like this:

    ISO box (2- 1912 cab's)

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