In Reply to: RE: A lot has to do with the ESL! posted by pushpulltriode on April 8, 2017 at 09:41:10:
ESLs can be quite tricky for solid state!
The reason is they have a high impedance at low frequencies and a low impedance at high frequencies.
Solid state already tends to sound bright; when you combine that with the inability to make power in the bass region, the result is a system that is bright and the amp not making anywhere near the power it should be (and likely not enough bass impact).
This is why a 140 watt OTL can keep up with a 600 watt solid state amp on Sound Labs, and actually play better bass.
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Topic - Transcendent Beast vs. Alan Kimmel OTL - pushpulltriode 19:27:13 04/04/17 (14)
- Here's an outside the box thought... - Lew 07:31:25 04/06/17 (0)
- RE: Transcendent Beast vs. Alan Kimmel OTL - Ralph 09:17:52 04/05/17 (12)
- RE: Transcendent Beast vs. Alan Kimmel OTL - pushpulltriode 11:38:49 04/05/17 (11)
- A lot has to do with the ESL! - Ralph 12:02:31 04/05/17 (10)
- RE: A lot has to do with the ESL! - pushpulltriode 09:41:10 04/08/17 (4)
- RE: A lot has to do with the ESL! - Ralph 08:41:53 04/10/17 (3)
- RE: A lot has to do with the ESL! - pushpulltriode 13:18:20 04/05/17 (4)
- Stacked Quad ESL57s - Ralph 14:15:33 04/05/17 (3)
- RE: Stacked Quad ESL57s - airheadair 09:03:12 04/10/17 (0)
- RE: Stacked Quad ESL57s - pushpulltriode 15:02:19 04/05/17 (1)
- Sure. 60 watts works fine with 2 ESL57 stacked too. nt - Ralph 07:55:44 04/06/17 (0)