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Re: 5150 plate resistors

4/29/2003 9:44 PM
O'Connor
Re: 5150 plate resistors
There are three other aspects to the Marshall 30th Ann. amp: the cathode followers ease the layout on the PCB since there are no "flipped over" gain stages using one tube per stage; the noise is potentially less; gain per stage is potentially maximised. It still seems like quite a waste. I've never met anyone who liked the sound of that channel.  
 
Three stages will do the distortion most people like and use.  
 
Four stages will do any distortion desired.  
 
Five+ and you are asking for noise problems unless the layout, grounding and decoupling are up to the task.  
 
Have fun  
Kevin O'Connor

 
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