Must I have a speaker attached?

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pol2711
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:36 pm

I know it is a SS and not a tube amp.
Want the output of my 100W head to the board with no speaker attached.
Can I do that without any possible damaging the amp?
Thanks

longi
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:03 pm

Solid state power amps are more tolerant of not having a load but you should really have either a speaker fitted or a dummy load. It might still die if you don't, especially if your asking the amp to pull a big load.

Arjailer
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Sun May 15, 2016 8:13 pm

From the Emulated Output section in the manual:

"To ‘silently’ record, set the Master Volume to zero. You may also record
from this output without a loudspeaker connected, but ensure that no loudspeaker
leads are connected to any of the loudspeaker output jack sockets of the amplifier,
as this will defeat the load protection circuit and will cause damage to the amplifier."

Sounds like it's safe to me :)

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