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Old 27th November 2011, 05:01 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by elgee View Post
Ok, thanks DF96. I suppose the most direct route is to just have a volume control, which should give the purest playback ie. as close to the way the music was originally recorded.
no, thats not what it is

the point is that tubeamps usually have much higher input impedance, and hence works perfect with just a pot/att

and most modern CD have plenty of output

not so in the old days of vinyl and radios, where nothing worked without a preamp

modern SS poweramps usually wont need any preamp either
but their lower input impedance needs a buffered att
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Old 27th November 2011, 06:52 PM   #42
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Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation. So would you say that my tube amp would actually work better with just a pot/att.?
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