Are amps power limiters like Blackstar, Bugera, H&K use that go from like 100 watts down to 10, or 36/18/10/5 the same thing as using an attenuator with an amp that doesn't have this feature?
I'm in the market for a new amplifier. I am not in a band and I do most of my playing at bedroom level.
I would like an amplifier that that can play dark and dirty at volumes that won't cause my wife and neighbors to kill me.
I guess I'm not sure if low wattage amplifiers will get the job done
Would it better to have high wattage amplifier with a power soak or attenuator or a lower wattage amplifier like say a Blackstar HT 5 Metal.
I use a THD hotplate with my Mesa at home, and with the 5150. It does a very good job, plus, if i change amps, I still have an attenuator.
Not sure if the amp attenuation is the same as an attenuator, as it's via a pot control, whereas on attenuators you have settings, ie, -4db,-12db,-16 etc
Me personally, I'd buy an attenuator, and then get the amp you want.