So I've been dealing with this old 1972 AIMS 120w Tube amp for the last while, and I've tried to sell it on my way to the SMS + power amp + speakers route, and I've come up with an offer just to buy the head, which has led me to wonder what I need to figure out to determine if the 6x10 speaker cab which is originally for the AIMS would work with a power amp, and more importantly what sort of rating is safe. Now, the output on the amp says 120w RMS at 5 ohm, and there is also an external speaker jack. Now, I am assuming then that the cabinet is designed to at least handle 120w @ 5 ohm. Looking at power amps,l for example, the mosvalve mv962 says in the manual to use with speaker cabinets capable of at least 80 watts RMS Continuous power, but also never to load the speakers outputs with less than 4 ohm loads, with 120 watts @ 5 ohm would be, right?
I really think I may never understand this power rating thing. It also helps when you have gear that doesn't say its ratings anywhere and has speakers without a lick of writing denoting anything. Probably time to get out of the super old tube amp game, I reckon. Thanks for any help,