How does a tube amp work?

Discussion in 'Tube Audio' started by BmWr75, May 15, 2012.

  1. Dandy

    Dandy Super Member

    North West, UK
    The speaker manufacturer decides this. But Gordon's helpful response to this query in post #107 explains why a 25W tube amp might work as well as a 100W SS amp for any particular speaker. His points are that tube amps can run closer to their max output before clipping, and a 3dB volume difference does not sound much louder. 'So, if you have a 25 watt amp which you can "use" to 24 watts, vs. a 100w amp that you can only "use" up to 50- that's only 3dB difference. Not that much perceived volume difference at all...'
  2. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

    The manufacturer gives a recommended range, but I have used many speakers below their minimum with great results.

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