500B (needs love and 7591s)

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  1. Rockyhill

    Rockyhill No marigolds in the promised land Subscriber

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    I would connect both speakers. It’s my understanding that tube amps should have a load on all channels.
     
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  2. larryderouin

    larryderouin Turn it UP, POP? PLLUUEEEZZZZZEE Subscriber

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    NO LOAD on a tube amp is a Death Knell for Output Transformers. If you don't have a 2nd speaker, put a dummy load (8ohm 50W resistor) across the spkr leads.
     
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  3. dfunghi

    dfunghi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I added a second speaker within a minute or two I just wanted to see if I got any sound at all when powered up prior to moving forward.

    But thank you both for that info, I was unaware of that cautionary tale.
     
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