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TomH

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I plan to drive a rear center with one side of a stereo amp. Are there any issues leaving one amp channel with no load?

Thanks
Tom
 

John Garcia

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It won't matter at all. For nearly all integrateds, all channels are driven off a single power section, so the less you drive off of it, the more power you have available for whatever is connected to it. Having input to a second channel makes no difference as well, if nothing is connected to the output.

If this is a NEW stereo amp, I'd use each of the channels for a while, to break in the electronics on both sides. Long term, I might swap from side to side once in a great while.
 

TomH

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It is an older B&K 200wpc. Cabled for 7.1 but for now I am using a single rear center.

Thanks for the info.

Tom
 

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