Different tube distortion - why?

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Different tube distortion - why?

Postby soundbrigade » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:59 am

I got slightly involved in a "discussion" about the nature and causes of various tube amp distortions, like what was the cause of the various odd and even number distortion in PP and SE amplifiers.
Any good answers that doesn't include Fourier transforms and Taylor series?
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Re: Different tube distortion - why?

Postby Geek » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:06 pm

soundbrigade wrote:I got slightly involved in a "discussion" ....


Translation: The discussion became a "glowing anode" and the thread was locked (lol) Been there! ;)

Any good answers that doesn't include Fourier transforms and Taylor series?


The simple answer - physics.

Different active device constructions yield different types of distortion products.

Not trying to be facetious, just answer within your paramterers.

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Re: Different tube distortion - why?

Postby DeathRex » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:09 pm

Trioda' triode/pentode loadline calculator was an eye opener.
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