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    the safety precautions around high voltages.

RCA SP-20 circuit question.


2011-05-30 10:49 am
I think this question came up in another thread a few months ago. Did you search?

The cathode resistor, presumably used for degeneration, generates more voltage than is required for valve bias so the grid is attached to a potential divider formed by the 330k and 1M.

Most circuits either ground the grid (for DC) or pull it up to a significant positive value. This circuit does not, it pulls it up just a small amount, so it looks strange at first sight.