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pentodes for clipping in the preamp

9/19/2003 7:45 PM
Kalen
pentodes for clipping in the preamp
i got a bunch of EF-86's for cheap and i was thinking of trying a preamp that used these for "intentional clipping" stages. ive heard that pentodes clip more softly and give more compression than triodes. i was thinking i would have 2 back to back after an initial gain stage to clip symmetrically.  
 
ive never seen this done before, have any of you?  
can anyone tell me why it wouldnt work?  
 
thanks,  
Kalen

 
Replies:
Shea They could go microphonic, as littl... -- 9/19/2003 7:49 PM
Chris ( CMW amps ) Hi KalenThe Ruby EF86s are ... -- 9/21/2003 9:03 AM