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Re: Dummy Loads, Line Outs, and thangs like that
actually the better quality loads use a reactive impedance to emulate the
reactive properties of speakers. The crappy ones use a purely resistive
load, which would not sound as good for the reasons you mentioned.
I was looking into this a few years ago to get a line out of my simulclass
2:90, as well as be able to run the tubes into distortion without
shattering the walls of my building. I never got around to actually
one, but at the time I was favoring the THD hotplates. They have a variety
of loads for different impedance power amp outs. There may be other
now, I don't know.
At 06:26 PM 8/1/2002, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
>The problem with what you're proposing is that part of what makes a tube
>"warm" is the interaction with the load (speaker) and the tube amplifier
>stage. The thing about a speaker is it's impedance rating is not fixed.
>actually changes based on the frequency it's trying to reproduce and other
>factors. Anyway, the interplay between how the speaker effects the amp
>it's all about. OK, well what some of it's about. Transistors do not
>in this way.
>Doug Cox wrote:
> > Yes, I know. However, if you'll notice the proposed signal path I
> > mentioned, it ends with two JC-120s, guitar amps with 12" speakers.
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