#1
I'm doing some research on bass amps for my bassist. When you use the XLR out on a bass amp does it still drive the speaker, or is all power routed to the house PA? Thanks in advance, you guys rock!
#2
Well that depends on your amp. And it depends on if you're going to a desk or passive speaker as well. I'm pretty sure that the majority of amps would continue to power the load (their speaker(s)) and you only need a small portion of that (<< 1%) to be sent to the desk. Of course, that signal (along with all the others) has to then be amplified and sent to the house speakers.
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#3
Yes, it will still power the speakers. The XLR out will split the signal from your preamp between the rest of your amp and whatever you plug that cable into. i'd suggest a PA board.
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#4
Quote by Revelation
Yes, it will still power the speakers. The XLR out will split the signal from your preamp between the rest of your amp and whatever you plug that cable into. i'd suggest a PA board.

This guy sounds like he knows what he's talking about.
Marshall amplifiers are the truest purveyors of rock and roll known to man.

"And give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer, and he doesn't become whoever, you know. He doesn't become us."

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#5
Quote by seemeel
This guy sounds like he knows what he's talking about.


I use the XLR out on my amp for gigs. when it isn't broken anyway >.>
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#9
Quote by tubatom868686
Yes. Speakon is preferred though in almost all applications


Think you missed the point there, he's referring to the balanced XLR out that many amps have that can be used in place of a separate DI box.

He's not talking about the amp's speaker outputs, just asking if they get disconnected when using the balanced line out.
#10
XLR goes to the mixer for recording/live performance
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