#### Funkmonkey

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Want to buy a Captor X and i have a '62 Fender Bassman 4 Ohm + 16 Ohm Cabinet.

Will it be safe without damaging my gear to run it into the 8 Ohm Captor X?

A little bit confused...

Thanks!

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Want to buy a Captor X and i have a '62 Fender Bassman 4 Ohm + 16 Ohm Cabinet.

Will it be safe without damaging my gear to run it into the 8 Ohm Captor X?

A little bit confused...

Thanks!

Should i re-wire my Cab to 4 Ohm to be safe?

To be safe as possible should i leave it at 16 Ohm or re-wire it at 4 Ohm?

I've seen to mismatch 1 step up max, but from the Captor X 8 Ohm to cab 1 step up is it into a 16 Ohm Cab or from a 4 Ohm Cab to the Captor X 8 Ohm?

They only say that 4 Ohm amp into the 8 Ohm Captor should be safe. But, nothing about the cab.

But going 4 ohm amp into 8 ohm Captor and then 8 ohm Captor into 16 ohm cab might sound even worse. I have a bunch of 4x12 but just never wired them at 4 ohm. I have a dedicated 2x12 just for my Bassman but I use it for BF Fender tones. You can wire a cab with 2 jacks such that one is 4 ohm and one is 16 ohm but unfortunately the 16 ohm setting would be Parallel-Series instead of Series-Parallel. I prefer Series-Parallel. Just to clarify nomenclature, when I say Series-Parallel I mean 2 pairs of speakers are each wired in series (so 16+16=32 ohms) and then parallel at the jack. So 32*32/(32+32)=16.

The attenuator is active on the Captor X 8 ohms when the Volume Level switch is on LOW or halfway position. The impedance shown to the amp in these 2 cases is the Captor X's, whatever the cabinet connected to the Speaker Out of the Captor X.