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anybody use a tube amp?

Valkyrie

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Not debating, and your right third harmonic is not bad. The problem is that amps that generate third will generate higher order odd harmonics which quickly become a dissonant problem, not to mention the inter-modulation effects....oh darn...I mentioned it...:biggrin:



This stuff was researched to death long before the first transistor amp was ever made.


https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_rcaRadiotr1954_94958503/page/n647


a later edition of this treatise.



Bottom line is that a well designed and implemented amp will deliver high fidelity sound whether it is tube or solid state.





Cheers and listen in good health.
 

Chris

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Bottom line is that a well designed and implemented amp will deliver high fidelity sound whether it is tube or solid state.





Cheers and listen in good health.
I was at BB Radio years ago looking for a good receiver. I remember looking and listening to Denon and Yamaha. I asked the sales person why Denon has higher 3rd Harmonic distortion than any other brand. He could not explain it, but it sounded good.
 

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