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Chris B asks if he can use the Percolator to drive a 16 ohm cabinet. Short answer is No, but there are several work-arounds:
1. Buy a kit and replace the output transformer. You can use Hammond Mfr part #125BSE, but you will have to drill at least one new mounting hole in the chassis, since the footprint is a little different from the transformer we supply in the kit.
2. Reduce the load to 8 ohms by running the amp into TWO 16 ohm cabinets wired in parallel! This would not only work fine, but should produce a Cosmic Wall of Epic Sound from one tiny little amp! Seriously, you can do this with any two 16-ohm cabinets and one custom cable. You would wire up the cable as described in the following diagram.
3. If your cab has more than one speaker and depending on it’s speaker configuration you could rewire your cabinet to be 8 ohms. A popular mod for the Marshall 4×12 cabs (with 16 ohm speakers) is to make 2 sets of speakers wired in parallel to each other, each set having a separate 8 ohm input.
4. Get an 8 ohm cabinet. I have a nice one right here, at very reasonable price…