NOTE: We have found that most fiddle/violin players prefer the tweeter out of the circuit (completely counter-
clockwise). This can be true for some upright bass and cello players as well. Guitar, dobro, bass and mandolin
musicians like the horn activated. Try it both ways and pick the setting that sounds best to you. The Treble control's
range is very similar to the response of the tweeter and can be used as a "high end pad."
EXTENSION SPEAKER OUT JACKS
We have provided two Extension Speaker Out Jacks on your California Blonde: one Speakon jack and one 1/4" jack. They should
ONLY BE USED AS OUTPUT JACKS TO ANOTHER SPEAKER CABINET, NOT AS INPUT JACKS FROM ANOTHER AMPLIFIED SOURCE!
For the 1/4" jack, use an unshielded 2-conductor cable, or speaker cable (NOT A SHEILDED GUITAR CORD) to connect an additional
speaker cabinet. Use a high quality, heavy gauge cable of at least 18 gauge (the lower the gauge, the heavier the cable). The
impedance of any extension speaker connected to this output should be no less than 8 ohms.
In addition to the standard 1/4" jack, a single Speakon jack is provided. Speakon jacks and connectors offer the best possible
speaker connection. They are far superior to banana or 1/4" phone jacks in that they not only lock in place and cannot become
accidentally disconnected, but offer a greater and more stable connection surface. If using the Speakon jack, we highly recommend a
Speakon-to-Speakon speaker cable. If your extension cabinet does not have a Speakon jack, you should use the 1/4" jack and a
simple 1/4"-to-1/4" speaker cable. The Speakon jack is wired "standard" (+1/–1); Speakon-to-Speakon speaker cables are available
through most musical equipment retail outlets. Again, when using a single extension speaker with this jack, the impedance should be
8 ohms or greater.
If you wish to connect two additional cabinets (either by using both Speakon and 1/4" Out jacks, or by "daisy-chaining" two cabinets
off of one jack), be sure the combined total impedance is no less than 8 ohms (equivalent to two 16 ohm speaker cabinets in parallel).
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