DSL1HR functionality with headphones and or speaker cabinet



I got a doubt on well interpretating the manual where it states:

WARNING: When using the DSL1HR head
for ‘silent’ practice or DI recording ALWAYS
disconnect the speaker cabinet from the
amplifier’s rear panel before switching on.
NEVER unplug the speaker cable from the
speaker cabinet while it is still connected
to the amplifier rear panel. This may stress
the amplifier’s power-stage and in extreme
cases may lead to valve and/or transformer

can someone confirm what I understand: if I want to play using an headphone for silent practice (connecting my headphone to emulated line Out), I shall prior disconnect the external speaker from the rear of the amplifier (shouted off), (and never from the rear of the speaker cabinet). So I can Play the amplifier using headphone without connection to the cabinet? is that correct? An this is applicable also if I connect the amplifier to a mixer (by using Line out). That is quite strange because all other amplifiers recommend to never disconnect the speakers, with or without an headphone or something helse. Please help! I don't want do damage my DSL1HR. Thanks. Cheers.


asked 06 Sep 2018 at 11:32 AM

Roberto ACErob71
Answers: 1


Hello Robert,

What you have stated is correct, the amplifier has an internal load this is why we state disconnect the speaker lead from the amplifier as this switches in the load.


Kind Regards

Marshall Support

answered 07 Sep 2018 at 10:22 AM

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