• WARNING: Tube/Valve amplifiers use potentially LETHAL HIGH VOLTAGES.
    Building, troubleshooting and testing of these amplifiers should only be
    performed by someone who is thoroughly familiar with
    the safety precautions around high voltages.

Gain Q


2003-05-07 4:28 am
N. Cal
Hopefully an easy question....

I longer own a turntable, so all my sources are either a tuner or a digital source (CD, DVD, etc.).

I've noticed that many amplifiers have sensitivity specifications like "rated power output at 0.75 Vrms input".

Given that CD maxes out at about 2 Vrms, is there any reason why I would want to build an amplifier more sensitive than this?