Chasing Watts

May 11, 2021
 by Paul McGowan

5 comments on “Chasing Watts”

  1. Hate those whippy power supplies, I want my components heavy! Heavy sounds better!

    Paul it’s not you getting older, everything is heavier to a vegetarian. How long has it been since you had a good steak? Have you always been a vegetarian? I tried that once and I was always hungry and felt weak.

  2. The power supply is not an adjunct to what we think of as the amplifier. The reverse is true. The power supply is the amplifier. It drives the speakers directly. The amplifier is a device(a valve) that modulates the power supply so the result looks like a bigger version of the input signal.

    1. I don’t want to minimise the importance of the power supply, but I think it’s misleading to say that the power supply drives the speakers directly. The amplifier is definitely connected directly to the speakers.

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