Sound out of head!!!

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jlapalme
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Sound out of head!!!

Post by jlapalme » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 pm

Hi,

I purchased recently a Torpedo Live in order to do some silent recording.
I also purchased the unit in order to get power clipping in a house setting.
However, for the first time, I noticed that even without a cab, my mark V:35 head makes sound when I crank out the master volume "as if" there was a mini speaker in the head. Is this normal ? If yes, can somebody explain why ?

Cheers,

James

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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by MattxG908 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:18 am

What I think your hearing is the fan running inside your amp head. All MkV's have a small fan inside of them for cooling. On the MkV:35 and 25 they are always on. On the Mk V 90w there is a switch on the back to turn the fan off but it is recommended to always leave it on.
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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by Eevil » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:47 am

jlapalme wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Hi,

I purchased recently a Torpedo Live in order to do some silent recording.
I also purchased the unit in order to get power clipping in a house setting.
However, for the first time, I noticed that even without a cab, my mark V:35 head makes sound when I crank out the master volume "as if" there was a mini speaker in the head. Is this normal ? If yes, can somebody explain why ?

Cheers,

James
Hi.

The output transformer produces some noises always when the amp is in use and in higher power levels :)

Cheers
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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by mace » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:19 am

You may be hearing the tubes themselves if you have stuff cranked.
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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by jlapalme » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:24 am

Thanks for the replies

@MattxG908 and Eevil. I'm not hearing noise (yes there there is the fan), I'm hearing what I'm playing like if there was a cheap small speaker in the head.

@Mace. So the tubes can produce an audible reproduction of my sound when cranked ? If that good or bad ?

Cheers,

James

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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by Eevil » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:02 am

jlapalme wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:24 am
Thanks for the replies

@MattxG908 and Eevil. I'm not hearing noise (yes there there is the fan), I'm hearing what I'm playing like if there was a cheap small speaker in the head.

@Mace. So the tubes can produce an audible reproduction of my sound when cranked ? If that good or bad ?

Cheers,

James
Is it like this?

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index ... r.2055067/
Current:
- Diezel D-Moll
- Express 5:25
- 2x12 Recto horizontal
- 4x12 Stiletto slanted
- 1x12 EVM Thiele

Gone:
- Mark III 60w/grx
- Studio preamp
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
- Stiletto Deuce Stage 1&2
- CAA OD-50
- Mark V

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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by PBGas » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:17 pm

If you are using a Torpedo Live connected to your head and it is acting as a load without a cab connected, then YES...that is normal. It is what you will hear coming from the reactive load. I had this same sound when I had the Live unit as well. All good.
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Re: Sound out of head!!!

Post by jlapalme » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:23 am

Great. Thanks.

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