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Am I Hurting my Amp?


ajzwart

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Hey guys, so a few weeks ago I was messing around with my two bass amps. A swr working pro 12(200 watt), and an acoustic b100 (100 watt). Well, in my never-ending search for more power, I messed around, attempting to hook these two amps up. My result was, running a guitar cable from the effects send on the swr, to the input jack on the acoustic amp. Boom! Huge sound/volume increase on the acoustic, and I don't believe I can notice a power increase on the swr (which makes sense). The controls still work on both the heads. My question is, is this going to be bad for the heads on the amps? I know I need to be careful with the 15 inch speaker on the acoustic, but I'm worried about somehow damaging the heads at all. Whatcha think?? Anyone ever done this before?

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I'm not convinced that it will hurt anything. The effects send of your SWR is high-impedance, and the input on the Acoustic is also high impedance.

 

They may have different impedance ratings, but still in the same ballpark. I'd say that if you don't hear any distortion on the Acoustic you're fine.

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But an effects send is either a fixed level output or variable within a limited range, say -20 to +4 dB.

 

So the SWR should be fine at any volume, and the Acoustic just needs to be set at a level that doesn't produce audible distorion.

 

I don't think it'll hurt anything, but the owner's manuals should have the input and output specs listed if you really want to be sure.

 

http://www.swrsound.com/support/manuals/

 

http://www.crateamps.com/support/discontinued.php

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