Amplifier design debate

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TenSteel, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

    Nov 11, 2001
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    I've been reading up on some of Decware's amplifiers, and they have a very different design philosophy-- all of their tube amps only produce a few watts of power (the most is about 12 per channel RMS), and all of their amps and preamps are direct, point-to-point wired with no circuit boards. Am I correct in thinking that a point-to-point design for an amp or preamp would bring an extremely high degree of clarity compared to many IC (integrated circuit) designs?

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  2. Nickos

    Nickos New Member

    Aug 26, 2002
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    my old mcintosh mc275 was point to point wiring and if i remember correctly it was a 75X2 with 4 kt88 tubes.. i dont really remember though, i had it so long ago and it was a hunk of shit to start off with so i got rid of it real quick
  3. 04

    04 Guest

    I find it odd that they would say that the point to point would offer better reliability. Circuit boards are machine made, and the chance of error would be lower. A circuit board would be a lot nicer and neater too.

    The amplifier I built uses point to point wiring and its a mess. I would have certainly used a circuit board if I could have.

    Also, there is a difference between using a point to point wiring scheme and using an IC. The ic can infact be wired point to point, as mine is. You can use a circuit board for any design; be it tubes, transistors or IC's. Same thing with point to point.

    And you know my views on the clarity differences. ;)

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