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Greetings, I'm sure this has been done to death elsewhere, but please be gentle with me! I have recently obtained an Orange Terror 1000 from The Honourable Stew Black of this parish.  I will be running it through two gen 2 compacts (600 w each 8 ohms) however. I have been informed that, with switch set to 4ohms, for rehearsal, I could play it through one cab without damaging cab, I will just get reduced output. I have also been told this is wrong ! Can anyone give me a definitive answer? Thanks chaps.

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If the cabs are 8 ohm then switch it to 8ohm for one cab and 4 ohm for when using both. Enjoy! 

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Cheers Stew, what I have been told is, if its on 8 ohms, same as cab, it will deliver 1000 watts into the 600 watt cab, but if it's on 4 ohms, it will deliver less wattage therefore will be ok to do so. 

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no, a ss amp will deliver around half power to an 8 Ohm impedence as compared to a 4 Ohm cab

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So basically, it's ok to do so for rehearsal where the full  volume not required? 

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I have a midget and compact and the 1000w terror amp and do just that. I have just used one cab at smaller venues (and one that’s up loads of stairs) as well.

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Cheers T bay, so, just to clarify for my small brain, one cab and amp set to 4 ohms? 

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Nope. Use the head set at 8 Ohms and run it into one cab. That's the perfect solution.

And don't forget that you have a volume control! Whether or not you have the impedance matched correctly matters a lot if you're using most/all of the power on tap. If you're playing at significantly reduced power levels then you're unlikely to hit a problem anyway.

 

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Cheers jack, got so many conflicting suggestions, as cab is 600 w 8 ohms and amp 1000 w at 8 ohms , even Alex at barefaced suggested amp at 4ohms. Apparently BF have had very few drivers blown but of the ones that have 20% have been with terror 1000 watt 

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You won't be running it above 1 and 1. Unless you have some demolition work to do. I'm with HJ - 8 ohm cab use it set to 8 ohm. Two 8 ohm cabs switch to 4 ohm.

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That’s what I do and never had a problem, you won’t even come close to stretching the cab at the volumes we are talking about. Sorry if my earlier reply wasn’t clear, as HJ states run it at 8ohm into the 8ohm cab. I have never run my amp above half way anywhere. I have messed about with it once going to about two thirds at an open air gig and our drummer (who was late) heard it over a mile away! Output is not an issue with these amps. I have revolved mine to get a bit cleaner sound higher up the output range which is supposed to take a bit of power out but can’t say I have noticed.

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Thanks guys, your input had been much appreciated, can't wait to pair it up with the two cabs, change the rotation of the planet 😁😎👍

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Not yet Stew, have been away since I collected it, just got home. Rehearsing tomorrow,  which is why I wanted to know about using it with one cab, because won't have my own car so can only fit one cab in. 

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Ah OK. Put it to standby first, let the tube warm up, once light comes on you're good to go

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I always turn mine on a few minutes before I intend to use it, they only need a few seconds technically but it’s no hassle and just allows them to stabilise a bit more. Similarly I leave it on standby for a few minutes after playing to let it cool a bit.

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Now stop talking about it - my sellers remorse is building!!

Might have to buy something just to make myself feel better.

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