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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 06:40:19 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: I think I blew my amp??!! 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. -Fred W

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