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Re: plate load-"dumb" question

OK...Dave Slagle says there are no dumb ideas, so here's what I have been pondering. What about a VR tube (or paralleled pair) in place of the resistor or plate choke? I know you are looking for a slightly greater voltage drop than say a VR150 will give you and I'm betting there will absolutely no inductance-that is what we want/need in parafeed right? How about doing this in the driver circuit or in a linestage? Keeping in the same vein, how about stacking rectifier tubes to drop voltage? I have been playing with a 5Y3 in place of the cathode resistor/cap combo in a 2A3 amp. Again, I don't think you will have any inductance, but do you get any from a resistor?


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