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Weber Z-Matcher

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Milspec, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:56 PM.

  1. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    The concept of this device sounds good to me as I have several cabs with different ohms ratings that I would like to try out with various amp heads, but does this device work without losing a lot of output or other negative side-effects?

    I guess what really worries me is what happens if something goes wrong internally and leaves the amp facing an incompatible ohms rating? Can you really rely on such a device?

    Most of my heads are vintage Fenders running into a 4 ohm 2x12 cabinet. I also have a few clone heads that are switchable from 8 to 16 ohms output which presently run through a pine 1x12. I spent a lot of money on that 2x12 cabinet and the speakers sound great so if I was able to run everything through that same 2x12 4 ohm it would simplify a lot of things.
     
  2. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    Must be a rarely used duck....must be a reason for that. I guess I will not chance it then.
     
  3. I've got one that I'll never sell, sometimes you just need it and it works perfectly!
     
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  4. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

    Sep 13, 2008
    Lansing, MI
    I've had one on my workbench for years. No issues.
     
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  5. alathIN

    alathIN Tele-Meister

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    Oct 25, 2017
    Indiana
    My standard Weber tip: email CJ and tell him what you want, and what you want to avoid.
    He will steer you straight. They are not in the business of just selling whatever.
    First time I was in touch with CJ, he talked me into a cheaper speaker based on what I said I wanted. He was right.
     
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  6. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    What @alathIN said. CJ has always provided me with the best advice on Weber products. He will recommend what you actually need and not upsell you. Expect a very concise reply, as he's a busy guy.
     
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  7. Dukex

    Dukex Tele-Holic

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    Nov 8, 2012
    SoCal
    Weber = quality. There is not a piece of equipment ever made that can't fail. Yes, call C.J. and discuss. I've had one for a few years and, like grolan1, will never sell it.
     
  8. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    a friend of mine has a Weber Mass attenuator (a proto type) its not as pretty as the comercial units but its built like a tank a serious tank and works really well

    instead of using an 8 OHM resister it uses a mass speaker driver , there not much to these units but what is there is serious stuff

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  9. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

    I have a Weber Z matcher and it works great. I have not noticed any change in output.
     
  10. wrathfuldeity

    wrathfuldeity Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 25, 2011
    Turdcaster, WA
    Also have a Weber Z matcher...works great, no issues and will never sell. Its an indispensable little tool for my stable of spkrs/cabs.
     
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