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Offline TommyO

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WT400 into ex112, problem?
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:47:11 AM »
I have a WT400 that’s been dormant for a while.  An ex112 4ohn cab is for sale near me.  This combination would be for home use mostly.  If I don’t crank it will the 300watt ex112 perform well with the 400 watt head?

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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 09:00:38 AM »
No problems at all, provided you use your ears - unless you run the head closer to maximum you won't be putting enough watts in to stress the speaker in the EX112.  At normal volumes there should be no danger to either.  Although some people stress the idea of a match between head and cab, very few people run amplifiers at anything like maximum output and so how close the match is becomes largely irrelevant.  The only danger I can foresee is that you love the EX112 so much you get another... if you get an 8 ohm EX112 you will present the WT400 with a 2.67 ohm load and another 4ohm will present it with a 2ohm load.  My WT330, like a WT405 will go down to 2ohms quite happily - I don't know whether a WT400 will - I suspect it won't but others will tell you for certain on this... Incidentally if you find an 8ohm EX112 the WT400 only puts out 235 ohms into an 8ohm load so the problem will go away...
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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 02:30:30 PM »
Paul is spot on.  When I first got my EX112-4, I ran it with my Eden Nemesis RS400, which puts out up to 400 watts at 4 ohms.  I didn't run it anywhere near maximum so I wasn't worried and I run a really clean sound, so I'd be able to easily hear if the speaker started making farting sounds from too much power.

Then I got a second EX112-4 and had to go to my big WT500/800 so I could plug one into each channel.  Each channel will put out up to 400-watts @ 4 ohms, so it's like having two of the RS400's in one amp.   Again, no problem running that at all.

I recently bought an Eden TN226 which puts out up to 225-watts at 4 ohms and that's what I'm using now when I only use one of my 112's.  Obviously since it puts out 225-watts rms and that cab will handle 300-watts rms, there's no worry about overdriving it with the TN226 amp.

As long as you use your ears to listen to what your speakers are doing, there's really no problem for using a more powerful amplifier, unless you are going to be running it close to or at maximum power.  For the longest time the D410XLT (handles 700-watts rms) was considered the perfect match for and was widely used with the WT800 (800-watts rms bridged).  Nice thing about Eden gear is that it puts out such a clean sound, you can easily hear if you are stressing your speakers.
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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 01:43:41 AM »
Hi Tommy and welcome to the Garden!
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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 05:16:54 AM »
Thanks gents!

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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 05:54:44 AM »
Well, I got the ex112.  Hooked up the WT400 and plugged in my Music Man Sterling Fretless.  Left eq flat on amp and bass and this thing sounds gorgeous.

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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 01:06:58 PM »
Yeah, I knew you'd like that! 8)

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'82 US-made Fender Jazz Bass with maple neck
5-string Rogue LX405 Pro (Surprisingly good "no-name" bass)
WT500/800 Highwayman (signature model)
D.N.S 410-8, Eden EX112 x2
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Eden RS400, GK BK250, BPX115 cab, acoustic B410 cab, Sunn Beta 202 (2x12)

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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 01:17:00 PM »
Sold!
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Re: WT400 into ex112, problem?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 03:46:47 PM »
No problems... Enjoy...
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