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Dusk 21st January 2007 02:16 PM

The disadvantage of using LDR/Limiter circuits
Hi All
I would like to know what are the downside of using LDR/limiter at the input of power amplifiers. The reason i want to know is,i use ss/mosfet power amplifiers with a tube preamplifier and don't want the nasty ss/overdrive.

ps are there all-tube limiter for morewarm sound or does it matter with a limiter....(iam no Amplifier

richie00boy 21st January 2007 02:48 PM

Well it's a form of distortion for a start.

Read up on compressor/limiters. Drawmer make a valve one that might suit you.

djk 21st January 2007 09:23 PM

I assume you are using this as a guitar rig.

An LDR limiter circuit will be distortionless and keep the amplifier from clipping at all.

Distortion-less peak limiting sounds a bit 'gutless', so you will want to get all your 'tone' from your tube preamp (compression, overdrive, etc).

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