How does a tube amp work?

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

  1. Dandy

    Dandy Super Member

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    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...'
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  2. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

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

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