Line Out/Direct Out to Speaker Out?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thatjerseyguy, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. thatjerseyguy


    Jan 10, 2014
    Tons of threads all over about turning a Speaker Out into Line Out, but not the reverse

    So I bought an Orange 100 watt bass amp which comes with a Direct Out & Line Out, but no Speaker Out. Is it possible to use a Direct or Line Out and convert it to a Speaker Out to add cabs?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    No. Sorry.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yes. Just run the line out to a power amp, and the power amp output to the additional cab(s).
  4. Hi.

    You can, but not without a major -non feasible IMO- surgery.

    Quite a few amp manufacturers have adopted the "no-extension-cab" feature into their combo amps lately.
    Trying to go around that always means changing (or defeating) the internal speaker unless a series connection is made.

    From their perspective it's a genious move, from the customers perspective not as much.
    Most combo amps in the lower price range suffer from quite a few inadequacies, enough IMO not to be useful in anything else than as-is (practice) use.
    That's a shame really, because even though I'm not particularily fond of combo amps, the Deltalite II modded SWR WM10 I sometimes use is an absolute killer for its size.
    I don't have a compact extension cab for it, but with that it would take care of most of my small venue gigging needs with a 4 string.

    If You like the tone that the Orange gives you, I'd mate a plate amp with a cab of your choosing and use that as an active extension cab if and when you need more volume.

  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, it's best to let your smaller inexpensive combos like that be smaller inexpensive combos like that and enjoy them for what they are, as mods on them like your proposed idea are turning a silk purse into a sow's ear.
  6. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011