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Valve Amplifiers, 4th Edition by Morgan Jones

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Chapter 4

Component Technology

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Correct specification of individual components is extremely important. An under specified component may fail prematurely and cause further damage, whereas an over specified component may waste money, which could have made an improvement elsewhere. To be able to specify components correctly requires knowledge of the stresses that will be applied to the component (electrical, thermal, and mechanical) and of the imperfections of that breed of component. (No components are perfect, although some are more equal than others). Much has been said about the “sound” of components, particularly capacitors. This has caused such polarization of the engineers versus audiophiles debate that rational speech has ...

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