Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 12:24 PM (in response to odmsteel)Re: MKII Direct Out question
The DI output works in two modes: Studio/Direct (in standby off and in standby on mode), and; Performance (in standby on mode only).
Whether you are using the power amp or not, having no cab attached will cause your amp to be damaged if you run the output valves with Standby On.
- Studio/Direct uses the output from the pre-amp/DSP stage and will work with standby OFF or ON
- Performance mode uses the output from the output tubes via a tap onto the output transformer and will only work with Standby ON
You will not damage your amp by using either DI output mode with the speaker cab attached. You will damage your amp if you run it with Standby ON and no cab attached.regardless of what's connected to the DI output so if you do run the amp with Standby ON, you MUST have a cab attached so you would be advised to leave a cab connected at all times