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In Reply to: RE: electrostatic drivers (tweeters) posted by mhardy6647 on May 31, 2017 at 14:54:58
Thanks for posting. The back of each speaker has only 2 posts for connection. Is there a separate step/up/down amplifier needed to power them? I can't use a regular stereo amp?
Is there a separate step/up/down amplifier needed to power them?
Step up transformers are used to generate the high voltage bias.
Electrostats tend to pose a more demanding load than most, but regular amps work just fine.
I use an Emotiva amp in the HT driving Acoustats and VTL tube amps in the main system driving the Sound Labs.
In other words, they're built to take a normal amplifier output (like the Quad ESLs, e.g.).
As others have said, well worth some investigation, time & effort. Not junk. Not at all. :-)
all the best,
Maybe I should approach someone who can tell me.
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