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3 years ago
Ok, so I've been doing a lot of reading and have most things figured out impedence, watts, amps, passive, active, bridge, parallel, mixers yada yada yada.The one thing I have not been able to find out, or get an answer on, is... Is it possible to bypass the integrated amp on a power mixer and use power amps intead?I have two crown xls 1500, and am going to purchase a package that includes speakers and a powered mixer amongst other things. The reason being is that it's cheaper to get cables mics and stands in a package, but most of these packages don't come with unpowered mixers.So... am I able to run a signal through the power amps from the powered mixer? Or will this damage the amps? Thanks a bunch!
Most solid state amps these days are fine with no speakers attached. Also, most modern mixer amps have a routing option to bypass the internal amp. It might say 'mixer out' or 'main out'. It's usually on the front away from the speaker outputs at the back. Make sure to check the manual so you are using the correct outputs!!
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