Discuss the stuff that makes your ears bleed.

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BY Basket Case
#744310
Hey guys,

I've just bought a Matrix GT1000FX power amp to use with the Kemper into a Mesa Recto 2x12. The Matrix puts out 300W per channel @ 8 Ohms. If I just run through one channel am I likely to cause any damage to the 120W cab?
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BY sirvill
#744313
Could do if you crank it up extremely loud. I'd increase volume incrementally and look for tell-tale signs of "speaker no be happy".

But if its not on max then you'll be fine. In fact in the bass/audio world often people go for a more powerful amplifier so that its got heaps of headroom.
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BY Danger Mouse
#744315
sirvill wrote:In fact in the bass/audio world often people go for a more powerful amplifier so that its got heaps of headroom.


And also because it is almost always cheaper to replace/repair speakers than amps.
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BY Basket Case
#744316
Thanks guys,

If it's just a simple matter of how much volume is going through the speakers, regardless of the power of the amp, I can't imagine ever getting loud enough to kill two Vintage 30s!
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BY godgrinder
#744318
You'd be deaf before your blow the speakers. At home volume you're probably just pumping about 1-5 watts into your speakers.
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BY Basket Case
#744319
godgrinder wrote:You'd be deaf before your blow the speakers. At home volume you're probably just pumping about 1-5 watts into your speakers.


I plan to play gigs with it un-mic'd, but still, I think my bandmates would be throwing me off the stage before I got to speaker-destroying levels!