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hcsunshine's picture
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will this damage my amps?...

i accidentaly unplugged my rca cables from one source and plugged them into my cd player without first turning off my preamp. i heard a little noise come out of my speakers. will this fry my amps or damage them in any way? the amps still work and i don't smell any burning electronics. thanks, john

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Joined: Oct 31 2005 - 6:02pm

Probably not. That doesn't mean you should do it on a regular basis. Don't do it at all it's not a good idea

jackfish's picture
Last seen: 9 years 1 month ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
When changing wires and cables

turn everything off. However, your scenario is unlikely to cause a problem, especailly if the volume on the preamp was at zero.

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