I need some help from this thread. I am using speaker taps on my Denon AVR to drive my headphones. Alpha Dogs, HE-4, Beyer DT880. It outputs 125 wpc, and I have the Denon set to power on at -45 db and I adjust the volume up from there, and everything sounds good, black background great sound.
I would like to use the speaker taps on my new tube amp (Jolida FX10 10 wpc). The manufacturer says not to power the amp on without having speakers attached, and there are two sets of speaker taps, 4 ohm and 8 ohm. I plan to use the 8 ohm taps. My question is, will 10 watt 10 ohm resistors across each set of L/R speaker taps protect the tube amp transformers from damage?
I have been using the speaker taps on my little Ming Da headphone amp to power those same headphones, but I use my Denon AVR Zone 2 output to connect to the tube amp, so I have controlled volume via my remote. No problems that I know of but I remember reading that using tube amp speaker taps, there should be a load (resistors) across the speaker taps. I don't require attenuation because I have a gain control on the HP amp set low, kind of like a preamp, and I use the AVR volume control!
Can someone here please respond about using tube amplifier speaker taps for Headphones so I know how to do it without damaging the amp?
Help is greatly appreciated!