#1
My amp has a 1/4" "preamp out" in the back. I'm confused as to what I can do with this. I'd like to use the amp's internal speaker paired with an external 1x12 cab for a lil more volume, is there a simple way I can do this? It has a "speaker out" but it cuts out the amp's speaker. Can I use the preamp out to do this? If not, what the hell does the preamp out do?
#2
preamp out can be sent to a PA (for bad sound) or similar.

you can also use it for recording. the scream aim fire cover in my profile was done with preamp out and a cab impulse.
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#3
Yeah preamp out is not nearly enough to drive a speaker. The best way you could use it with another cab would be to buy a poweramp and pair it with that. I'm surprised your amp doesn't have a "Poweramp In" jack - that way, you can use it as an effects loop.
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#4
It'll go to the pa but it won't go to a cab? Damn it. Ok, I think I finally get it. Its only function is to run straight into the mixer for recording purposes. But the sound quality this method produces is inferior to mic'ing. I have mic's, thus, the "preamp out" is just a hole in the back of my amp. I'm curious as to why they'd put it on there if that was the only function and it performed its function that badly. Oh well, thanks
#5
Quote by barden1069
Yeah preamp out is not nearly enough to drive a speaker. The best way you could use it with another cab would be to buy a poweramp and pair it with that. I'm surprised your amp doesn't have a "Poweramp In" jack - that way, you can use it as an effects loop.

I was thinkin' maybe it was a weird name for effects loop, but yeah, no return. Oh well, less than $200(us) for single channel 25w (seems closer to 15w) tube amp, I still like it
#6
If it has preamp out and in, you can use it as your effects loop. Otherwise, what everyone else said.
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#7
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But the sound quality this method produces is inferior to mic'ing

Not necessarily.

If you don't have access to good mics, or know what you're doing with said mics, using an impulse would be much preferable. Not to mention, you don't have to crank the amp to get it to sound good on the recording
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#8
If it doesn't have a poweramp in to complement the preamp out, it's more like a slave out, like on the Mesa Mark series. They're mean to run into another amps poweramp in.

Some amps have an effects loop in a single jack, check your manual to see if that isn't the case.
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#11
recording would probably be the most useful thing you can do with it. just make sure to use a cab impulse of some sort with it
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