They use different technologies and have a lot of technical specs. This enables your amplifier to be stacked on top of your other audio equipment. The vast majority of todays audio amplifiers are solid state amplifiers vs more traditional tube amplifiers. Tube mini amplifiers have been prevalent a decade or so ago. Tube amplifiers, on the other hand, have a rather large amount of harmonic distortion. Harmonic distortion refers to how much the audio signal is degraded whilst being amplified. A few of the most popular technologies in the past have been “Class-A” and “Class-AB” technologies. Amplifiers based on any … Read the rest
A lot has changed in terms of the technology that is used in audio amplifiers over the years. Just a decade ago, tube amplifiers were commonplace. Also, the majority of amps would be bulky, easily run hot and consume lots of power. In contrast, modern amps have become very power efficient and small. In this article, I’ll describe how new technology has made this dramatic change possible.
While in the past, many people would purchase a separate preamplifier and main amplifier, nowadays, everything has shrunk enough to fit inside a single enclosure. Even though there are still fans which are … Read the rest