Why are transformers so important in amp tone?

solo-act

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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
 
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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.
 

VaughnC

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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.
 

aleclee

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As Paul Smith succinctly puts it, "Everything affects everything".
 

solo-act

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As Paul Smith succinctly puts it, "Everything affects everything".
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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