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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:24:24 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: I think I blew my amp??!!


Malt_Hound wrote: > twopinkblobsnospams.de wrote: > > Malt_Hound wrote: > > >> > >>But I don't see why driving a linear amplifier into its limits (that's > >>what clipping is) would cause spikes... > >> > >>-Fred W > > > > > > > > I think you would be surprised just how unlinear your linear amplifier > > becomes when cranked up. That being said there are a lot of factors > > involved, if your speakers are not very efficient or provide a difficult > > load for your amplifier, which may be poorly designed, it does not take > > very long for it to start having problems. > > > > Hi-end hifi is my second hobby after Saab's > > > > Mike > > Actually, it would not surprise me as I am an EE. I only mentioned > linear amplifier to distinguish it from a switching amp or Class C amp. Never done done C but familiar with A, AB, B, D, G and H. IR has some lovely 100V mosfets just out with 10mohm on resistance - perfect for heatsinkless high power class D. In a surface mount package about 8x7mm too ! Graham

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