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RE: Initial A/B test between PP and SE 6bq5 amps

If they each had cobbled-together power supplies, similar output transformers, cathode bias circuits configurations... or some other dominating/limiting factor to which SETs are sensitive (speaker?), sure it can.

But sure, you may be hearing a larger difference between topologies SE versus PP than you are between tube types in your SE implementations - but you mention hearing differences between your SE implementations in your build threads.

I'd posit that SE is easy to well enough, but tough to well. I reckon I could easily and cheaply make a nice-sounding, but dull, unresolved SE amp with almost any common DHT. If I sued the same components and transformer quality with PP, the PP would probably sound more dynamic and resolved.


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