No Load on one Amp Channel?

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  1. 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
     
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    No you will be fine as long as you have no input to that second channel.
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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.
     
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    What brand of amp are you using there TomH. if you don't mind me asking?
     
  5. 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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    Sounds like you got yourself a great amp there Tom!
     

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