In my quest for more power, and on my limited budget, i have found using a poweramp in conjuntion with my amphead to be the best option to get the head room i need. Would anyone know if there's a chance of somehow blowing the poweramp section of my trace elliot rah350smx head when not putting any load on it at all? I've been told different stories by different shops and theres nothing about it in the TE manual. A few people have said not having a load(speaker box) on the TE's poweramp could somehow blow it up. Others have said there would be no effect - if nothing is plugged it doesn't even power up. i think the second option sounds correct - what do you think? I intend on using the TE head solely as a preamp - running via the line outputs into a 900w poweramp which will drive my quad and 15" boxes. To drive the poweramp i need to turn my output to at least 12 o'clock to get the volume im looking for. doing this with a box connected to the head gives a clipped disorted sound. In the end i plan on getting a decent pre-amp to run the poweramp - this is just until i can afford it.