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Dumb question about Direct Out Studio Mode

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Hi,

 

say I wan't to connect my Spider Valve MkII hd100 to my computer's audio interface via Direct Out (Studio Mode). I understand that in Studio Mode you can run the amp in Standby and still get the signal from Direct Out, right?

 

The dumb question is do I need to load the amp with a cab (don't have one at home at the moment...) if the amp will remain in Stanby?

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Hi,

 

say I wan't to connect my Spider Valve MkII hd100 to my computer's audio interface via Direct Out (Studio Mode). I understand that in Studio Mode you can run the amp in Standby and still get the signal from Direct Out, right?

 

The dumb question is do I need to load the amp with a cab (don't have one at home at the moment...) if the amp will remain in Stanby?

I've read a few different responses over the years to this same question. One camp kinda says yes you can run it without a load as long as you remain in standby and never accidentally switch it to the on position.

 

Another camp says you must always have a speaker load connected no matter what. I tend to go with this theory more because the other way the the neutrons and energy have no way to escape and probably builds until the power transformer barbecues itself.

 

Maybe a real tech on this amp could chime in here but I'd stick with always having a speaker plugged in no matter what. I know my Vetta can run without a load but that's a different story altogether :)

 

PS: Now that I think about it I'm pretty damn sure I've seen it in the Line 6 specs for the SpiderValve to ALWAYS have a speaker load connected.

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I've read a few different responses over the years to this same question. One camp kinda says yes you can run it without a load as long as you remain in standby and never accidentally switch it to the on position.

 

Another camp says you must always have a speaker load connected no matter what. I tend to go with this theory more because the other way the the neutrons and energy have no way to escape and probably builds until the power transformer barbecues itself.

 

Maybe a real tech on this amp could chime in here but I'd stick with always having a speaker plugged in no matter what. I know my Vetta can run without a load but that's a different story altogether :)

 

PS: Now that I think about it I'm pretty damn sure I've seen it in the Line 6 specs for the SpiderValve to ALWAYS have a speaker load connected.

 

Yeah I guess I need to play safe here and drag the cab home..thanks for the reply and rock on!

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