Monthly Archives: October 2015

Passive Dummy Loads for Amplifiers

Following on from my previous article on matching amplifiers and loudspeakers, this article offers some ideas for making passive dummy loads. Active dummy loads are fine, but if you need to test an expensive amplifier at full load, you do need to be pretty confident that you are connecting a load which is going to… Read More »

Connecting Loudspeakers to Amplifiers

Note: Some amplifiers will be very unhappy if you max them out without an appropriate load – and inappropriate could mean open-circuit, short-circuit or just too high or too low. This article covers the basics of connecting loudspeakers to amplifiers – in this case I am thinking of solid-state guitar amplifiers which are generally going… Read More »