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Cab-Link™ Using & Applications

The Cab-Link has been designed to be a simple plug-and-play device, allowing you to connect two speakers to your amp completely hassle-free. This page outlines the basic operation of the Cab-Link and how to connect to it. For further details on the Cab-Link, please click on the icon to the left to download the user manual.

Making Connections

The Cab-Link is completely passive, with no need for power. When connecting your amp head and cabinets to the Cab-Link, always ensure that you are using heavy-gauge speaker cable,s while keeping cable lengths as short as possible. Start with your amp powered down to eliminate plug-in transients.

Before making connections, check the impedance of each of your cabinets; this will be rated in Ohms (Ω). This value should be the same for both cabinets, do not mix cabinets that have different impedances. Once you have verified both cabinets have the same impedance, connect them to the SPEAKER A and SPEAKER B outputs on the Cab-Link.

Parallel vs. Series

Next, check the impedance of your amplifier output. Some amps will have a switch that will allow you to select the output impedance, while others may have multiple outputs with differing impedances. The guide on the top of the Cab-Link will let you know whether to use the FROM AMP SERIES or FROM AMP PARALLEL input. (Always ensure that you use only one or the other — never connect to both inputs simultaneously.)

For example, if you have two 8Ω cabinets and a 4Ω amp, you would need to connect using parallel wiring configuration. With the same two 8Ω cabinets and a 16Ω amp, this would require using series configuration and connecting to the FROM AMP SERIES input.

Series configuration

Parallel configuration

Ensure that both cabinets have the same impedance in Ohms (Ω).

The Line Output on the Cab-Link is an additional feature that allows you to feed the input of another amplifier or an effects device. This output is adjustable via the level control on the side of the Cab-Link, and you can connect to it using standard guitar cables. Note that this output cannot be used to feed a third speaker cabinet.

Use the line out to feed another amplifier