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Re: Does 'single-ended triode' mean only one triode per function...

Since it seems nobody has really answered the question yet - NO, a single output tube is *not* a requirement of SET, according to the literal expansion of the acronym nor any definition I've heard. In other words, there are parallel SETs - more than a few of them, really. Not too uncommon with 300Bs. Gives a good 16-18W instead of half that. The Mastersound Ref, a parallel-845, would be another example. You can be single-ended, triode output stage, but simply more than one.

Whether or not it's a good ideas is another question. I'm not a designer, but some do say that splitting the signal between tubes results in some sonic penalty.

With the really heavy iron out there - 805s and GM70s - my attitude is 'why bother' with a parallel design?

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  • Re: Does 'single-ended triode' mean only one triode per function... - Paul Folbrecht 20:49:34 01/05/07 (0)

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