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Old 02-22-2012, 12:01 AM
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Running a 16 ohm 2x12 cab, my amp sounds pretty different when using the proper 16 ohm tap vs. the 8 ohm tap. The 8ohm is slightly louder, brighter and cleaner (more headroom/less compression).

My question is: Why wouldn't an amps secondary taps sound different??? Isn't the signal being affected in a different way (more or less windings) depending on the tap used? What am I missing here....
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:29 AM
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What amp? Secondary taps do sound different because they change the load on the tubes and change the overall ratio of the transformer. Its not a question of more or less windings but overall power transfer maximization.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:03 AM
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What amp? Secondary taps do sound different because they change the load on the tubes and change the overall ratio of the transformer. Its not a question of more or less windings but overall power transfer maximization.
So what would be the physical difference in the secondary coil in relation to say an 8 ohm vs. 16 ohm tap??
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Running a 16 ohm 2x12 cab, my amp sounds pretty different when using the proper 16 ohm tap vs. the 8 ohm tap. The 8ohm is slightly louder, brighter and cleaner (more headroom/less compression).

My question is: Why wouldn't an amps secondary taps sound different??? Isn't the signal being affected in a different way (more or less windings) depending on the tap used? What am I missing here....
You're missing that you're mis-matching the amp......

EDIT You ought to be hearing less volume and a slightly darker tone...... sure that cab is actually 16ohms?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:56 AM
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You're missing that you're mis-matching the amp......

EDIT You ought to be hearing less volume and a slightly darker tone...... sure that cab is actually 16ohms?
Yes, I've had my SA 2x12 since '08 and have run probably 30 or so speakers in it all 8 ohms.
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