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Ampeg B4R direct input question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mojo frankenstn, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. will i cause any damage to my b4r head if i run directly into recording console without using a speaker cab. listening thru headphones?
  2. researched it myself. no problem as long as its a solid state amp.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  4. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    That amp has a lot of nice features.

    Even though you aren't using the power amp section, it still needs enough air circulation around the vents to help keep it cool.
  5. Flagg


    Jan 15, 2014
    I have the same head (love it), and have done just what you're describing many times. No issues.
  6. It is my first high wattage head. I am using it with a SVT810E cab in the Bridged mono position and it sounds great. really heavy to move around but i can always hear myself no matter what is coming through the monitors. Thanks for the advice and information.
  7. neckdive

    neckdive Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Can you run headphones directly out of the B4R and if so which jack? (Sorry for the dumb question)