16 or 8 ohms????

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  1. Bruce Wright

    Bruce Wright New Member

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    Hi
    Apologies in advance please keep it simple as I just don’t get it.
    I own a 100w jubilee a 40sl combo and a BluGuitar mercury. I want to get a 2 note alternator but what size?
    The speaker on the combo is 16 ohms and so is my Marshall 4 x12. the BluGuitar can power 8 or 16 as can the jubilee so is it down the the speakers? If so I’m guessing I need the 16 ohm 2 note version if I had a 8 ohms one I can match the Amp to the alternator but the output to the speaker would be wrong as it comes to 16 ohms. Is my understanding correct or am I miles off?
    Cheers any help welcome
    Bruce
     
  2. fitz288

    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, if you're using those speakers/cabs, you'll be using the 16ohm outputs on the amps and you'll want a 16ohm attenuator.

    And your spell check thinks you want one of these...
    alternator-2.jpg
     
  3. Bruce Wright

    Bruce Wright New Member

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    Many thanks that’s great when your dyslexic spell checks don’t help if you can’t see what the correct spelling is I’m afraid. Lol
     
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    knumbknuts New Member

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    Glad you caught on to that, fitz288 - I was thinking to myself 'what the hell is a 2 note alternator' and 'man I must reaallllly be out of the loop'...

    KK
     
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    Travis398 Well-Known Member

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    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    2 note alternator could also describe a Neil Young guitar solo....
     
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