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Question about Marshall model 2098 1974 solid state head...

Started by Dude Manhoney, March 21, 2024, 12:59:40 AM

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Dude Manhoney

I've had no luck trying to find a owner's manual... My question is on the back of the amp there is this slave \ direct INJN and the output ohm selector switch has an off position, also on the main board where the wire comes from the slave connection to the board the board says "mixer out"...
So the question is can I turn the output selection to off and use the slave connection to go into another amp or mixer without having to connect a cabinet?

I was even thinking possibly using it as a preamp before another tube amp just to see what it would do.

I added the send and return jack picture just show that the other is not an input or part of the sending return.

Couldn't figure out how to add pictures to my post so I gave the link to where I asked the same question in Marshall forum so if you wanted to see the pictures you can look there thanks in advance.

I posted this same thing in Marshall forum but I get no answers I couldn't figure out how to post pictures here


The slave/direct inject is a signal out for a separate power amp or mixer, you can use this to go to another amps return socket.
The effects send and return plug is a single stereo socket, you need to use a "Y"splitter cable to use this.
Stereo plug to 2 mono sockets.

The slave/monitor is the same signal as the send part in the effects output.

The stereo plug will have send on the tip or ring and return on the other tip or ring, I am not sure which way around it is.

The 2098 was the head version and the 2200 was the combo version of that amp.

You can turn the speaker selector to off, or just leave the speaker disconnected as far as I know, its a solid state amp so it should be no problems.

There are no stupid questions.
There are only stupid mistakes.

Dude Manhoney

I got this amp from a friend of mine He just asked me one day when I was doing some work at his house if I wanted it and he gave me it and the Big M cabinet that he bought with it back in 1973 or 74 The cabinet has AlNico magnet rolla speakers it was not functional, he said the last time it was plugged in smoke came out well I replaced all the caps inside of the amp (all leaking) and the dry rotted power cord and when I fired it up it sounds pretty dang good and when you add a little EQ pedal to it it's even better has a lot of good tones to it. I wasn't sure about the slave output but I saw on the board where it says mixer out.

I wasn't sure about turning the cab ohm selector switch to off (but why would they have it if you couldn't use it right)

I wasn't sure about this I didn't know you could run solid state amps without a speaker so that's good to know thank you so much for the info.