Engl e530 question

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  1. InvokethisDisease

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    Hey, I've done some research and settled on getting a Engl e530 with a Harley Benton 212 Cab. The Engl says that it has a 1.5 x 2 watt 4 ohm power amp in it and also says it can be used with other various things like headphones and speakers. My question is can it only be used with 4 ohm cabs and if not can what cabs can I run it through?
     
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    Any cab that is 4 ohms or more.
     
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    I use it with a Marshall 1936, works just fine. I think its 8/16 Ohms cab. Sounds great!
     
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    The Headphone jack is where you would be getting signal from the internal 3 watt power amp. Take note that it is a STEREO jack. So you will need a 1/4" stereo to 1/4 mono cable. Or what I needed to use was a 1/4" stereo to two 1/4" mono and ran two cabs.

    If you plug a MONO plug ( regular speaker cable ) into the Headphone jack, only one side of the PA will see a load. This could result in trouble.
     
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    Before I grabbed my power amp, I used the Engl's on board power amp to drive two 2x12 cabs. Sounded awesome. Just read the manual carefully... it's all there in detail.
     
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    I run my E530 into a Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage with a Strereo->2xMono cable. It's perfect for bedroom level and a little bit above. Never dared to turn the volume past noon at home - even not on a weekend afternoon.
     
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    ^ that
     

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