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Old 8th November 2007, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default Wikipedia Article on "Tube Sound"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_sound

I just stumbled upon this article.... sometimes I don't get wikipedia.. isn't everything supposed to be 'cited'... ?

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Push-pull tube amplifiers can be run in class A, AB, or B. When in the class A region the distortion will be as described above, but while in class B the distortion will be SE like. Also, a class AB amplifier will have crossover distortion that will be typically inharmonic and thus sonically very undesirable indeed.
I personally have never heard this before (not that i insist i'm right).. aren't some of the best solid state amps out there Class AB (Simaudio, Symphonic Line, Blue Circle) ?
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Old 8th November 2007, 06:34 AM   #2
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Old 8th November 2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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Class B also has crossover distortion (all the time) and class AB only has crossover distortion when driven hard (when the output tubes cut off). I don't know what the business of class B having "SE sound" is about.

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Old 9th February 2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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Default Some edits done after 2007

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You can always edit it.
That was a good point, Sir.
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On the other hand, there have not been many edits within last few months. May that be a sign of maturity of the article? Or, are there other and better explanations why the demand of editing the article has decreased?
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Old 19th August 2013, 01:49 AM   #6
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The part starting with "When" makes more sense if it's referring to an AB amplifier. Perhaps someone edited out a passage that made that clear.
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Old 19th August 2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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On the other hand, there have not been many edits within last few months. May that be a sign of maturity of the article? Or, are there other and better explanations why the demand of editing the article has decreased?
People stop talking when
a) they have reached agreement,
b) they have reached an impasse of disagreement,
c) they realise nobody of any consequence is listening.

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