Will an attenuator damage my amp?

Power Attenuators can Damage your Amp: If you connect the fan (or just make sure that your attenuator isn’t getting too hot) and connect your power attenuator correctly, there is no reason a correctly functioning power attenuator would harm your amp.

Is a 5 watt amp too loud for bedroom?

A 5 watt tube amp is way too loud for bedroom assuming what you are looking for is the creamy overdrive distortion that comes from a tube amp working hard. The reason people say a tube amp is louder than a solid state amp with the same power rating is that you get to use all the power.

Is a 5 watt amp loud?

All 5-watt tube amps will be louder than others, some candidates maybe loud enough for a potentially gigging and rehearsing without any additional cabinets. However, If you own a low wattage amp you like the sound of but want to squeeze more volume out of it.

How loud is a 5w tube amp?

Tube amps tend to get better speakers. If you dissipate 5 watts in the speaker, and it has a rating of (90 dB @ 1W @ 1m), then its loudness will be 90 + 10*log10(5/1) = 97 decibels at a distance of 1 meter.

How many watts do you need to gig?

Any arena gig you play will be miked, almost guarenteed, so the most you need there would be roughly 60 watts so you can push it a bit. For the solid state amp you are actually gonna get, anywhere from 60-120 watts will do it no problem.

How does amp attenuator work?

An attenuator allows you to crank the amp up without blasting your ears because it bleeds off some of the wattage being sent to the speaker. The speaker then reproduces the tone of a cranked amp at a reduced volume. How do they work? Attenuators are placed between the output of the amp and the speaker.

How loud can a 5 watt tube amp get?

Are 10 watt amps good?

A good guitar amp for a beginner is solid-state with a speaker in the 8-12” range. These little amps are usually 10-20 watts. This is more than enough power for a newbie to get started. These amps will let you jam with friends, and many are even loud enough to compete with a drummer.