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RE: Efficiency and Sensitivity are not the same thing!

One should also keep in mind that all amps regardless of technology have greater distortion into 4 ohms, and so will sound harsher and less detailed.


That may be true for direct-coupled amps (I can't think of any exceptions). But many transformer coupled amps have the same or higher distortion from their 8 ohm taps into an 8 ohm load than from their 4 ohm taps into a 4 ohm load, at equal power. And it's not just some tube amps, the McIntosh solid state amps exhibit this behavior too.


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