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Why are transformers so important in amp tone?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by solo-act, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. solo-act

    solo-act Member

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    Had to ask. I keep coming across transformer info in researching amp tone and wonder why they contribute so much.

    Eric
     
  2. Gabriel E.

    Gabriel E. Guest

    Because they provide the voltage and current in the amp.

    Different levels of voltage and current will make the circuits behave differently and as a result, affect the sound.
     
  3. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

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    An output transformer has inductance which effects the frequency response of the amp. Also, the design of a transformer will affect how it saturates, which will have an effect on how an amp breathes, feels, an/or sags.
     
  4. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    As Paul Smith succinctly puts it, "Everything affects everything".
     
  5. solo-act

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    Reminds me of a story about deep purple doing sound check. Someone said to the soundcrew -- "could we have everything a little louder than everything else"

    Eric
     

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