#1
Hello everyone

Recently acquired a Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 25, our first valve amp.

I would like to ask: if there is an accidental short on the speaker cables are we talking instant destruction? Or is there some kind of protection ?

Thanks
#2
It'll be generous to say it would be hard for the speaker cables to short with one another.

If that happens tho a fuse should blow.

As a general rule, if the amp doesn't emit sound it's best to stop sending sound through it until you have at least acquired an idea of what may be causing the problem.
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Hello everyone

Recently acquired a Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 25, our first valve amp.

I would like to ask: if there is an accidental short on the speaker cables are we talking instant destruction? Or is there some kind of protection ?

Thanks


i am somewhat confused about your query.

why would your speaker cable short? tape them up if it is sloppy. i haven't ever had that problem. i don't imagine it being that it is a common occurrence.
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Hi guys, I meant the cable can short inside the two 1/4" jacks that connect either to the back of the amp or to the speaker cabinet. Constant moving, plugging/inplugging, throwing inside a cable bag, and sometimes treading on them, may cause the jacks to come loose and create a short.

I just wondered if such a short would mean instant death for the amp, as it effectively sees 0 Ohms speakers, or is it made to pop a relay or something?
#7
^ if the fuse blows then the thing simply stops working and nothing gets damaged.

Thing is, the amp might not have that kinda protection.

It's veeeeeeeeeeeeeery unlikely that your speaker cable will short with itself.
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