How do I Hookup a Behringer Power Mixer & Power Amp to OHM 8 Speakers?

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How do I Hookup a Behringer Power Mixer & Power Amp to OHM 8 Speakers?
You can use multiple 8 ohm cabinets with a Behringer power mixer. (speaker image by Byron Moore from

Behringer powered mixers offer the convenience of an all-in-one solution for amplifying sounds at a concert or while practicing. You can plug multiple 8 ohm speaker cabinets in many different configurations. As the power amp has only two speaker outs, it would be impossible to overload the amplifier and go below the minimum impedance using only 8 ohm cabinets, as only hooking these types of cabinets in parallel can reduce the load below its 8 ohm rating.

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    Plug a Neutrik Speakon cable into the B speaker output of the powered mixer. This output is also used for speaker cabinets when the amplifier is in bridged mode. Push the Neutrik Speakon and twist clockwise to lock into place. This powered mixer can run in stereo or dual mono. This will allow you to use stereo effects with the mixer on guitars, vocals or other instruments.

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    Plug the other end of the cable into the back of the speaker cabinet. The minimum load per side is 4 ohms, so you can use as many of the 8 ohms cabinets as you wish. Hooking them up in series will increase the ohm load on the amplifier. You can plug another 8 ohm cabinet from the first speaker into the next speaker cabinet.

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    Plug a Neutrik Speakon into the A side of the speaker outputs. This will allow you to hear the individual left and right sounds when you pan in stereo mode. You can also use it in dual mono where the speaker can be placed in another location for a fuller sound.

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    Plug the other end of the speaker cable into the input of the speaker cabinet. You can plug more 8 ohm speakers together in series, as that will raise the impedance drawn on the amp. Only lowering the impedance below the minimum can cause damage, and since the Behringer powered mixer only has one speaker output, it would not be possible to go any lower that the lowest-impedance speaker cabinet.

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    Turn the amp switch to the Bridge mode. This will bridge the dual power amps into one single amp with twice the amount of watts. The minimum ohm load that can be used with bridge mode is 8 ohms, so you can use one or more 8 ohms cabinets. Simply plug in an 8 ohm cabinet into the Output B speaker jack to the speaker cabinet. You can hook up multiple 8 ohms cabinets by chaining them together in series, from one cabinet to another. Never hook up a 4 ohm cabinet in the bridge mode as that may overheat the amplifier (as it is lower than the minimum allowed impedance).

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