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Old 6th April 2009, 11:43 AM   #11
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Also add that the grid is now a screen, keeping the input away from effects of the more Miller. However, a driver stage with reqired output Z to drive the cathode will not much mind the plate capacitance I suspect.
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basically what Jan and Douglas are saying, most importantly the driver sees a constant load regardless of grid current.

Also (if I remember this correctly, anybody pls correct me otherwise...) grounded grid gives a slightly higher amplification factor compared to common cathode (1+mu vs. mu)

Finally the drive signal is in series with the load (OPT primary) so, other than the fact that the driver contributes directly to the output power, I'd guess this would have an effect on the sound too.

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