I was wonderin,
is there any way to hook up a Solid state amp up to a speaker cab?
ive never really thought about it.
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It's exactly the same as hooking a valve amp up to a speaker cab.

And, to hijack the thread, can you fry a transistor head if you don't plug it into a cab?
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No, solid state amps run just fine without a speaker load. Just no sound. Tube amps rely upon a reactive load to keep the voltages and everything stable throughout the circuit.

edit: Although, you do still need to match impedance, at least making sure that the cab isn't too low of an impedance for your SS amp. Trying to run an 8ohm minimum amp into a 2ohm cab will cause all sorts of problems.
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