Noticed a loss of volume while playing last night that happened when I needed new power tubes last time. It will factor into how much I spend on tubes if its a once a year thing or a once every six months purchase. Used to run my MAZ38 at 9:00 on both volumes. Now running them both around 1:00.
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Post by benttop (Steve) on Apr 30, 2009 18:44:48 GMT -7
I just read the entire article, and it really has nothing at all to do with attenuation. It has to do with how hot the amp designer set the bias in the first place.
FYI, in my opinion, attenuation can't do a thing to accelerate tube wear in a cathode-biased amp. The tubes are running full bore all the time. In fact, they actually run cooler when you are playing wide open. Attenuators do nothing to accelerate tube wear in this kind of amp.
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