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Using only one channel?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by simpy1, May 1, 2006.

  1. simpy1


    Mar 31, 2005
    New Zealand
    This may be a dumb question but is it safe to use only one channel of a power amp?

    The manual for mine is pretty unclear, and kinda hints that it needs a load on both channels to work. As long as I keep channel 2 on zero I'll be fine, right?
  2. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    If it's a tube (valve) amp, then running it without a load connected to an output may cause damage.

    If it's a solid state amp, then it won't be damaged by operating without a load.
  3. simpy1


    Mar 31, 2005
    New Zealand
    Cool thanks. It's all solid state so I think I should be fine.

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