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Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Buggaluggs, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Buggaluggs


    Apr 1, 2013
    Is it wise to use a regular patchbay to route speaker cables?

    I'm thinking of using a patchbay to route the speaker outs of a couple amps to a Palmer loadbox. There'd be little chance of accidentally running an amp without load, but I'm concerned about the current flow through the patchbay.


    first post btw!!
  2. No, it isn't. There will be far too much current for the copper traces of the PCBs of each module.

    Also, there is a great chance of running power amp stages at infinite output impedances. Once a copper trace on a PCB overheats and breaks like a fuse, there is no connection to a load.
  3. Buggaluggs


    Apr 1, 2013
    Good advice. Many thanks!

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