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I was reading somewhere, of course I can no longer find the darn article, that tubes were better at voltage gain and transistors made better signal amplifiers.
of course I have this ALL mixed up because like I said "I can't find the article to finish reading".
Can someone shed some light on this topic?
As Tre' indicated, tubes are voltage controlled and BJTs are current controlled. Like tubes, FETs are voltage controlled, which makes them fairly easy to combine with tubes.
In hybrid circuitry, tubes for voltage amplification and FETs for current amplification is a reasonable "mantra". Dig into the archives for the tweaked RCA phono preamp, for an example.
Tubes are voltage devices and transistors are current devices.
Maybe that is what you were reading.
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That sounds like some of it. I wish I could find that darn article again!!!
It might be on Atmasphere's home page, or you can use the search engine here and look for posts using Ralph's name. I've read his explanation of it and like it but I can't remember where either.
I think this might be it
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