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12barsteve
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How does one use an amp head at home if they dont want a 4 x 12 cabinet taking up half of their room?

Any suggestions welcome (apart from headphones)


   
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greybeard
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A 1x12?

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greatone_12
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or a 2x12 their easier to get


   
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forrok_star
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What kind of amp is it. Tube or Solidstate. A Dummyload with a headphone out. Any single speaker that matchs the amps Omh's will work.

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undercat
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All this is probably only relevant if you have lots of money to toss around, a 2x12 usually doesn't have any smaller a footprint than a 4x12.

So if you're only looking for smaller size... You can probably find or build a 1x8 or 1x10 cab (with the appropriate impedance). Why exactly are you opposed to using headphones? The dummy load + the headphones is definitely the way to go.

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bstguitarist
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Yes impedence is important but arnt you forgetting something very important? the wattage? you hook a 100 watt guitar head into a 5 watt speaker and turn the volum up youl burn the cone out. there are solutions if you build your own or buy one. Get speakers that are either a 1x 12 with the corect wattage and impedence. Or 2x 12 (I think they are usually two 4 ohm speakers to make the 8 ohm) and just ADD the wattage together. and so on just keep ading the wattage. If you buy them then you dont really have to worry about the impedence jsut the wattage, but if you make them then you must take it into consideration.

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