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glitch



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reactive Load and Amp Transformer Heat Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to the forum, and I had a question about the reactive load. I'm using both a Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier, and a Friedman Pink Taco with the load box. Both amps transformers become extremely hot. I'm not cranking the volume, and run volume just under half. Is this normal? After playing for a couple of hours, the mini rectifier transformer was too hot to touch, and smelled a little like varnish.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The amp should react the same as if it was connected to a speaker cabinet. If you run those amps into a speaker cabinet at the same settings/duration, do they get just as hot?
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glitch



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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I tried it out with the speaker cab, and they still run hot. I called Mesa Boogie and was told this was normal! I guess el84 amps just run really hot.
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thenizzle



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glitch.. im eyeing a pt20 pink taco myself. how are you getting on with the taco and the SRL?? and the taco in general?

are you a high gain player and managed to goose the taco nicely with a boost?
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