Hey bass peeps, I've been following posts for quite some time, but haven't posted in ages ( mostly because I forgot my log in details! ) but now have a question of my own relating to cabs and ohms that I'm hoping you could help me with. A lot of the replies here are great, but there's still stuff I don't get, particularly with running multiple cabs in series or parallel, so thought it just best to ask my own particular question.
I've recently upgraded my head to a Markbass little Mark tube which is rated at 500w @ 4 ohms.
I now fancy upgrading from my heavy old Ashdown ABM 410 to something more modern and lightweight.
I tried out the Markbass 210 and it was lovely, but someone literally round the corner is selling 2 TC Electronic K210 cabs which are rated at 400w @ 8 ohm each.
There's only the one speakon output on the back of the head and there doesn't seem to be any switch on it to change the output from 4ohm to 8ohm.
So, if I daisy chain the cabs, head to cab then cab to the other cab, is this what's known as running them in series? And if so, do I then get a power handling rating of 800w @ 4 ohm? Or would this only be the case if the head had two outputs and I was running each cab from its own output on the amp ( which is not a possibility on this head ) is this what's known as parallel?
I was also considering this pair of cabs as I thought I could just use the one for small rehearsals or jams, but I guess if I did that I would have to be very careful with the volume. Am I going to do any damage to either the head or the cabs if I had this set up?
Cheers in advance for any help guys. Keep it low. Peace.