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In Reply to: RE: I'm with Mike ... posted by UncleMeat on December 06, 2023 at 16:13:56
I've never known how many watts I'm actually using ... do you have meters on your power amps, that tell you 20w?
Or are you saying you use an amp specced at 20w, to drive your T-IVs?
My solid state amps have meters, tube amps don't but they are rated 75-100WPC and I never get them anywhere near their max output.
That's a good thing! :-))
You have plenty of 'headroom' for transients.
Yeah I think current is the more necessary component to getting Maggies to sing clearly. Probably why high wattage amps are more desireable, because the larger amp is more capable of delivering high current than one with smaller transformers/transistors/etc.
Power transformer, output transistors, output transformers in the case of a glass amp, PS diodes - and PS capacitor values - all influence the instantaneous current that the amp can deliver.
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