Making the Right Selection of an Amplifier

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When you decide to invest in high-end speakers, no doubt you want to get an amplifier that matches that quality. This is the only way through which you will be sure of excellent sound. In this article, I will address some essential details that will get you gong with once you have decided to buy this system. Click here to read more about the best power amplifier in the market.

To begin with, sound amplifiers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. All of them have varying specifications and apply different technologies, making it difficult for most people to choose. As it is, it does not require you to be a [professional to make the right decision. You only need to read through and pick some essential tips that will guide you.

Size is a factor you can never overlook. You might even decide to buy systems that could fill up your entire room. The latest mini amps are relatively small; not larger than a deck of cards. Most of the units are the size of a basic sound rack. It assists in stacking it up on your sound system. Visit this website to read more about the basics of tube amps.

The modern amplifiers are mostly in a more stage condition unlike the traditional ones. Tube amps are considered traditional and have been dominating the industry for over ten years or thereabout. Conversely, they have a high sound distortion.

The audio distortion that will be in tube amps is up to 10%. On the other hand, solid-state amplifiers have a much lower distortion. This will depend on the amplifier technology that is used. Class A and B technology is used by the most traditional amplifiers. They are called analog amps having a fairly low share of distortion with a low power efficiency of 10 to 30%. The implication of this is power wastage in heating, leaving only a small percentage for amplification.

In contrast, class D called digital amps have a better power efficiency of 80% to 90%. They fare much better than analog amps. However, they have a higher sound distortion as compared to the analog amps. This is occasioned by switching of the distortion at the output power stage. The current amps have however a feedback mechanism that minimizes the distortion to below 0.05%.

When selecting an amp, the output power must drive the speakers. The size of your room and the power your speakers can handle are necessary to consider. Peak and average power of the speaker is important.

Lastly, ensure that your amplifier introduces very little noise and also has a broad frequency response. Many good-quality amplifiers have a signal-to-noise ratio of not less than 100 dB and frequency response of 20 Hz.

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_sound for more information.

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