I’ll explain how Class A/B amplifiers work later in this excerpt, but first I’d like to introduce you to some alternatives to the classic Class A/B amplifier.
These include the single-ended triode amplifier, the single-ended solid-state amplifier, the switching power amplifier, and the digital amplifier.
On the test bench, SET amplifiers have laughably bad technical performance.
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Thus began the rage for SET amplifiers in Japan, which was about 10 years ahead of the SET trend in the United States.
You can’t open a high-endaudio magazine today without seeing ads for very-low-powered single-ended triode amplifiers.
Note that a single-ended tube amplifier can use more than one output tube; what makes it single-ended is that the tubes are configured in such a way that they always conduct current throughout the entire musical waveform.
In addition, SET circuits are extremely simple and often use very little or no negative feedback.
Eminence speaker, piezo electric HF horn, solid-state chassis, two channels, front black control panel, two inputs, eight black knobs with white tops (v1, v2, l, lm, hm, h, r, MV), effects loop, aux.
RCA inputs, headphone jack, Delta Comp limiter, black tolex covering, black grille, 51 lbs., mfg. speaker, piezo dual electric HF horn, solid-state chassis, three channels, front black control panel, four inputs, nine black knobs with white tops (v1, v2, v3, l, lm, hm, h, r, MV), effects loop, aux. The KXR series was introduced circa 1995 but they offered keyboard amplifiers before that.
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The SET enthusiast’s mantra, coined by reviewer Dick Olsher, is, “If the first watt of amplifier power doesn’t sound good, why would you want 199 more of them?