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    russellcatchpole
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-01-05

    Hi, I have bought a PS1 Powersoak. It's all good but if I run my Vox NT50 flat out into it with a 2x12 cab attached, even with the powersoak set to the lowest volume, it's still too load to play in my flat late at night.

    So, is it safe to use it without the speaker attached and the soak volume set to a little more than the lowest, then I can use the line out into a mixer & use headphones. I say, little more than lowest becuase the line out is wierdly controlled by the large soak volume wheel, so when that's set to lowest, virtually nothing comes through the line out apart from hiss & hum.

    The manual is quite ambiguous on this.

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    • russellcatchpole
      DavidKnighton Hello Russell,
      The manuals states that "even with the SOAK set to 100, the power output will be about half of the amplifiers rated output". This means if you have a 100 watt amp, you're effectively reducing the output by about by 50 watts with Soak set to 100.

      All that being said, I think it would be wise to maintain the speaker load of the cabinet, as most amps do not function correct without the speaker load. What I would suggest is to turn the Master volume down on your amp to compensate. Also, you might want to check and see if you can disconnect one of the drivers in your cabinet to change the load impedance. If you can disconnect one driver, you may increase the load impedance, which will draw less power from the amp, and in turn may reduce the volume a bit. If you do this, make sure you check the impedance value of the speaker and use the correct impedance setting on both the PS1 and the amp head.
      • January 6, 2021
      • Bugera PS1 without a speaker connected?
        thewool Hi David,

        Sorry but this answer is very unclear and over-complicated.

        Regardless of the settings, either the PS1 provides the necessary Speaker Load Resistance or not. Your manual says you can either connects a PS1 AND/OR a speaker. ie. it does not need a speaker. ie. it is safe to use without a speaker regardless of the attenuation level.

        Could you please consult with your engineers to get a definitive answer on this, this question is asked a lot in the audio forums.

        Cheers,
        Lee
        • August 8, 2021
    • russellcatchpole
      thewool *BUMP
      • August 15, 2021
    • russellcatchpole
      JustThisJoe

      It would be good to get explicit technical support from Bugera on this question. I see this question on many external boards. This is clearly a use case that many customers would like to use (I am one of them). Please provide clear guidance on if / how the PS1 can be used for silent recording without a speaker cabinet connected. Thank you.

      • Jan 3
    • russellcatchpole
      rinax89

      Hate to necro this thread, but I would like to know if anyone has a concrete answer on this topic...

      Thanks!

      • Apr 29
  • dhpasta
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-10-08

    Can G5 head be used without speaker cabinet plugged in at all?

    Can I put it on my desk, connect emulated output to my interface and use it safely? Without damaging the power amp? Is the only condition to leave "standby" lever switched off?

    Same, can I unplug cabinet, switch off "standby" and connect effects loop "send" to my interface and use my own cab sims?

    In owner manual there is information about "silent operation" with headphones, but it is not said if I can safely unplug speaker cabinet.

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    • dhpasta
      ChrisEdwards1 Hi Jakub, Yes, it is possible to do this. you can choose between a 1 x 12 or 4 x 12 emulation when being used with headphones, alternatively, you can use this to directly patch to a mixing console/audio interface for live or studio applications and treat it as a DI track to further add effects or amp sims. This output will both work with the amp fully powered or left in standby.
      • October 8, 2020
      • Bugera G5 Infinium - Can it be used without speaker?
        dhpasta Ok, thanks for answer. Beside that can I use effects loop send as a DI track without IR when real cabinet is unplugged from the amp?
        • October 8, 2020
      • Bugera G5 Infinium - Can it be used without speaker?
        dhpasta In general, my point is: Can I use the amp without speaker?
        • October 8, 2020
    • dhpasta
      ChrisEdwards1 Hi Jakub, it is best to use the emulated output if you wish to send a DI track to some recording software, and yes the amp can be used via the emulated output without a cabinet connected.
      • October 8, 2020
      • Bugera G5 Infinium - Can it be used without speaker?
        dhpasta Now it's clear. Thank You!
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        • October 9, 2020
  • Smdecat
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-08-05

    Hello I recently purchased a Bugera V5 amp which sounds great but I didn't realize until later that you also offer the T5 which is just the head and not the combo like the V5.  My question is are the V5 and the T5 tonally the same amp?  Is the T5 essentially voiced the same as the V5 with more eq options just minus the speaker?  Are they voiced differently?

    Also the speaker output says 4ohm minimum so I am assuming that 2 12" speakers wired in parallel will be fine for either the V5 or T5?

    thank you

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    • Smdecat
      WilliamR Hello, The v5 and the T5 are similar but they are not voiced exactly the same. The V5 preamp design is more of a '60s vibe design, the T5 is more British voiced. Two 8 ohm speaker wired in parallel would work fine for the T5.
      • August 18, 2020
  • crystal
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-01-01

    Hi folks in this community, and hi to the forum admins!

    I'd like to know the power in watts of the Bugera BXD15A. I'm looking for a specification of the power after RMS signal measuring, and not the peak power. The peak power is declared to be 1000 watt.

    Furthermore, can somebody provide me with infos about the acoustic pressure (Kennschalldruck)?

    Thanks in advance,
    crystal

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    • crystal
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi Christian @crystal 


      Welcome to the forum. Is there a particular need for these specs? If you are looking for a guitar amp that will blow dry the audience, please reconsider your needs. Far too often, I have to ask new guitarists to turn their amps down (or else) during soundcheck. Usually their response is that they have to have it loud enough in order to get the tone they are looking for. But many of the pros are now using amps with mcuh lower peak wattage, but with amazing quality (and the audience and sound engineer is much happier with).


       

      • January 1, 2020
    • crystal
      crystal

      Hi Paul,


      thank you for your helpful answer. Of course you're right reflecting these concerns. I guess that I'm rather careful with such matters, but sometimes my band collegues complain about my bass being not loud enough.


      It's true, I want to compare bass combos with each another. My reason is to know not only the quality, which is surely excellent with the Bugeras. But to be able to compare the possible power and loudness when playing along with my collegues. We are definitely not up to fill great music halls, but pubs or open-air stages with perhaps about 50 people of audience.


      I should be happy with good quality and sound, but beeing able to regulate down the master control, cool as a cucumber.

      • January 1, 2020
    • crystal
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi Christian @crystal 


      With the bass, the reason why your collegues may be complaining that they can't hear your bass is due to their proximity to the amp and the wavelength of the bass notes you play. For example low E is 41Hz which has a wavelength of 27.4 feet. If they are standing/sitting any closer than that, the sound level will likely be less and they could actually be located in a dead spot (due to reflection from a small room). Quite frequently the bass player is standing 5 feet in front of his amp (which is pointed at his knee caps) and typically turns it up, because he says he can't hear - which in turn is far too loud at the audience position. No level of power can fix this. Sorry.


       

      • January 1, 2020
    • crystal
      crystal

      This is very helpful advice to me, thank you. I feel that your thoughts must be true, for I hear such seemingly irregular sounds and loudnesses when we practice in our studio.

      • January 1, 2020
    • crystal
      Paul_Vannatto


      @crystal wrote:


      This is very helpful advice to me, thank you. I feel that your thoughts must be true, for I hear such seemingly irregular sounds and loudnesses when we practice in our studio.





      You are most welcome. If I find one of the posts that explained it to me enough to understand the scenario I will post it here for you. It has been awhile since I last read them. So it may take awhile to find them.


       


      If you have one of those wireless guitar adapters, walk away from the amp about 30 feet and have a listen.


       

      • January 1, 2020
  • CJ1988
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-05-18

    Hello, I purchased a Bugera 6262 Infinium guitar amp head from Adorama Camera. It was shipped to me and arrived when they said it would. Upon plugging everything in the first time I found the lead channel to be very faint and almost completely inaudible. The clean/crunch channels work great but I am not paying for an amp that only halfway works.

     

    Now, that being said: I contacted the dealer and was told to get in contact with Bugera as Bugera would send me a retube set. I called the support number and got an automated voice directing me here, which is completely ridiculous. Human interaction is needed for some cases, even in today's tech savvy society. 

     

    I have an email out to support and figured I'd post here, any help is greatly appreciated!

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      2112eric

      Hey my name is eric. Register your amp serial number and all and bugera will pay for amp to be serviced in maryland usa for free.you have to go thru process you have a 2 year warrenty

      • June 7, 2019
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    JohnDerry
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-06-14

     

    Is infinium 5 watts amps no longer made?  Is Bugera phasing out the 5 watt guitar amp head?

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    • JohnDerry
      WilliamR Hello, the G5 Infinium head is currently still available. Bugera is not going out of business, there are a lot of manufacturing delays worldwide for certain components so it's hard to say when retailers will get them in stock.
      • June 14, 2021
    • JohnDerry
      JohnDerry Thanks William
      • June 14, 2021
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    KrishnaphatM
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-04-19

    Hi All 
     
    My amps ( Bugera 333XL ) have seriously noise when rotate on knobs Master and Treble and sometimes they are not working I think they should replace the new one. Master : 250K Treble : 50K but the pots are not like standard alpha 9 mm or the other amps use.  The shaft of Bugera pot is too long.


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    • KrishnaphatM
      Dale_M Thank you for your post, we do not recommend that users repair their own product as it voids any warranty. If you wish to buy spares please raise a spares ticket from the support tab above.
      • April 19, 2021
      • My Bugera 333XL Master and Treble pots are not working
        KrishnaphatM I had open a ticket to purchase the parts on Apr 16, 2021 Ticket Number: CAS-444348-J4N9F9 and have no any respond back to me till now.
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        • April 21, 2021
  • GeorgeKlongland
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-09-29

    I bought the foot switch specified on the back of the amp and the connector is different.

    The amp has a big connector and the foot switch has a small connector.

    The part number is the exact part number called for. 

    So is there a replacement connector that I can wire in ? Or and adapter ?

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    • GeorgeKlongland
      GeorgeKlongland
      • September 28, 2020
    • GeorgeKlongland
      GeorgeKlongland
      • September 28, 2020
    • GeorgeKlongland
      john0121 Sorry for the problem you've encountered here, can you please submit a technical support case via the "Support" button at the top of the page and we can get this looked into/resolved.
      • September 28, 2020
    • GeorgeKlongland
      GeorgeKlongland Can someone, anyone just get me a wiring diagram for the connector for the footswitch on the back of a 6262 infinium?
      • October 15, 2020
    • GeorgeKlongland
      GeorgeKlongland Can someone, anyone get me a wiring diagram for the footswitch connector on a 6262 infinium? I bought a new 5 pin din cable and need to know which pin is which to wire it .
      • October 15, 2020
      • Bugera 6262 Infinium
        JMaxfield77583 Google is your friend Bro! All of the Bugera schematics (except for the TriRec or the Magician - which never saw production) can be found online.
        • October 22, 2020
  • jspooner
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-12-17

    I've emailed they responded to my email and they give me the sum number and tell me the call me back within 1 business day and I have not had one any calls I need the same fixed it's four months old it's something to do with the effects loop. Can somebody please help me out

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  • Fhuels
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-09-02

    I own a Bugera T5 Infinium amp and I use my amp several times a week. Yesterday I powered up and after about 30 seconds the jewel light began flashing and the the tube monitor light on the back lit. I have two power and two preamp tubes so I swapped out preamp tube 1 with preamp tube 2, no change. I then swapped out power tube 1 with power tube 2, no change. I then swapped out preamp tube 2 with preamp tube 1, still no change. This seems to confirm the issue is not the tubes. If I set the output to 5 watt, turn volume and gain to 10 and engage the phat button I can hear the amp is sending a signal to the speaker cabinet, and it sounds fairly normal, just at a vey much reduced output level. This is true for both speaker cabinet and headphones out. Any advise, tricks, reset options, ... is greatly appreciated!

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    • Fhuels
      JasonB81 Hey Fred - The amp MAY require service -please go to the support tab at the top of the page and submit a ticket to the support team. One of my colleagues will then be able to get back to you.
      • September 14, 2020
    • Fhuels
      Fhuels Hello Jason. I have contacted support and have shipped my amp to the service center for repairs. Thank you for your response.
      • September 14, 2020
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