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Possible to Use Preamp to Replace Guitar Head?
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There's an Engl preamp that has a 1.5W (I think it is) output that will drive an actual speaker.
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A stereo 1,5 watts power amp works with any cabinet or headphone for silent practicing.
Not just a preamp.

MAINLY a preamp, sure. But it has a power amp in it so actually it's a regular integrated amp, just a very low power one.

FWIW that device has the same power as my Vox Lil Night Train amp head. So I'd say their claim of "silent" practicing with a cab should be taken with a large grain of salt. Er, make it a whole shaker.
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There's an Engl preamp that has a 1.5W (I think it is) output that will drive an actual speaker.
I don't have a clue as to why Engl would call that a preamp when it clearly has a power amp in it, albeit just 1.5W.

Regarding Volts, Amps and killing levels, technically 0.10A across your heart will kill most people at ANY voltage. This is why the One-Hand Rule is so important.
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Regarding Volts, Amps and killing levels, technically 0.10A across your heart will kill most people at ANY voltage.
and 16 amps might save them
Old 45 minutes ago
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Thank you guys for the clarifications!

There is a guitar head I was interested in that is sold out until mid year. The company wrote back saying I could buy the preamp in the meantime, which confused me bc as you guys confirmed, I didn’t think I could use that without a separate unit such as power amp. But the way they wrote the message caused me to imply that I could.

So I’ll either have to wait it out or by rare chance find the head used somewhere.

Thanks again for the info!
Which amp /pre? Just wondering.
Old 37 minutes ago
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Which amp /pre? Just wondering.
Its the Hilbish Beta:

Beta Amplifier | Hilbish Design
Old 30 minutes ago
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Its the Hilbish Beta:

Beta Amplifier | Hilbish Design
Sweet!
Old 30 minutes ago
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Its the Hilbish Beta:

Beta Amplifier | Hilbish Design
HMmmm.... 700 watts Class D. Nothing I'd want to run my guitar through. Class D amps generally suck for guiitar.
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HMmmm.... 700 watts Class D. Nothing I'd want to run my guitar through. Class D amps generally suck for guiitar.
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