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Old 28th April 2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Any point in putting dummy loads on unused speaker outputs on headunit?

Just throwing this one out here... any point in using say a 8 ohm dummy resister for the headunit to 'drive" with its spekaer outputs instead of it driving a inf. ohm load when nothing is connected? In my setups I always use just the preamp outputs to drive external amps. Thanks.
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Old 28th April 2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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Just creating extra heat in the head unit and the resistor. I definitely wouldn't do it.

I've used an internal amplifier successfully as a balanced output, so they're not entirely useless.
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Old 6th May 2004, 08:12 AM   #3
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balanced output? good idea but I think that the high level outputs don't have very good SQ compared to the preamp outputs........
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