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A power amp question, power amp noob

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 7StringBassist, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. I'm using my Ernieball Audiophile HD-500 I was wondering if I can power one amp using that and use the same amp to preamp a power amp without loosing any power:bag:
  2. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    If you send one signal to the power amp you have, that will power the speaker you chose. If there is a pre-amp out or some sort of signal you can take out of the power amp you have : you can send that signal to another power amp. There should not be any drop in wattage, just keep in mind that a speaker signal goes to the speaker and the pre-amp signal is just a signal with NO POWER.
  3. well it would be the head powering one cab
    the power amp would power the other speaker, I'm using the xlr out to the power amp
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    If you're taking a "line out" or "preamp out" jack from an amp head, that does not affect any power going to the speaker output of the head.
  5. joegeezer


    Mar 9, 2005
    Northern Wisconsin
    Avatar Club#12 Eden Club Lucky# 13--USA Peavey Club#37 Carvin Club#5

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