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Is Line 6 Spider Mk4 75watt Amplifier Compatible With The Line 6 4x12 Cabinet?

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#1 haw3695

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:45 AM

Hey, I am a artist looking for some more volume. I currently own the line 6 Spider MK IV 75watt amplifier and i was wondering if the Line 6 spider guiar halfstack would be compatible to connect to my current amp model to increase volume.

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#2 jrmtez

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:53 PM

No, at least not normally or without serious modifications. The line 6 Spider IV 75 does not have a way to connect to a cab.

 

However, it does have a 1/4 stereo direct out, which can be hooked up to a console that accepts stereo 1/4 connectors. or headphones if you have an adapter. It basically shuts down the power-amp section of the amp and uses the preamp. The obvious use for this are headphones, recording, hooing it up to a mixer -> PA

 

I have tried it, and the sound was extremely different (obviously) comapared to using the built in speakers, leaning towards the worse. So I personally recommend just micing your amp up old school style.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:53 PM

No, at least not normally or without serious modifications. The line 6 Spider IV 75 does not have a way to connect to a cab.

 

However, it does have a 1/4 stereo direct out, which can be hooked up to a console that accepts stereo 1/4 connectors. or headphones if you have an adapter. It basically shuts down the power-amp section of the amp and uses the preamp. The obvious use for this are headphones, recording, hooing it up to a mixer -> PA

 

I have tried it, and the sound was extremely different (obviously) comapared to using the built in speakers, leaning towards the worse. So I personally recommend just micing your amp up old school style.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:36 AM

I don't think the sound is that different when using the line out/headphone compared to the built-in speaker - but of course it does depend on what you hook up to it.  I regularly record this way because I can't use full volume for recording in my house.

When you plug into this jack, it cuts off the osund to the speaker, then you could a line to a power amp, then to another speaker cabinet.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

Hey, I am a artist looking for some more volume. I currently own the line 6 Spider MK IV 75watt amplifier and i was wondering if the Line 6 spider guiar halfstack would be compatible to connect to my current amp model to increase volume.

    Thanks Hunter.

 

Generally speaking, if ya want more volume, you need more watts. Even if your amp had speaker outs, connecting it to a bigger cabinet isn't gonna make you any louder, because you're still using the same power amp section that drives your combo.  75 watts is 75 watts. In fact, if you don't match the impedance rating of the cab to the output of the amp, you can actually end up losing power.


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