What is the most common preamp tube?
The pentode preamp style tube more emulates a solid state device's performance, but the triode's unique tone character has prevailed as the most common type used in a guitar amplifier's preamp section. Power amp tubes are much larger than preamp tubes.
A vacuum tube (also called a VT, electron tube or, in the UK, a valve ) is a device sometimes used to amplify electronic signals. In most applications, the vacuum tube is obsolete, having been replaced decades ago by the bipolar transistor and, more recently, by the field-effect transistor .
- The 555 timer IC is an integrated circuit (chip) used in a variety of timer, pulse generation, and oscillator applications. The 555 can be used to provide time delays, as an oscillator, and as a flip-flop element. Derivatives provide two (556) or four (558) timing circuits in one package.
- Integrated circuit design, or IC design, is a subset of electronics engineering, encompassing the particular logic and circuit design techniques required to design integrated circuits, or ICs. IC design can be divided into the broad categories of digital and analog IC design.
- An analog circuit is a circuit with a continuous, variable signal (that is, an analog signal), as opposed to a digital circuit where a signal must be one of two discrete levels. Analog circuits within electrical equipment can convey information through changes in the current, voltage, or frequency.
Tube sound (or valve sound) is the characteristic sound associated with a vacuum tube amplifier (valve amplifier in British English), a vacuum tube-based audio amplifier. The audible significance of tube amplification on audio signals is a subject of continuing debate among audio enthusiasts.
- Amplifier modeling (also known as amp modeling or amp emulation) is the process of emulating a physical amplifier such as a guitar amplifier. Amplifier modeling often seeks to recreate the sound of one or more specific models of vacuum tube amplifiers and sometimes also solid state amplifiers.
- Solid-state refers to electronic components, devices, and systems based entirely on the semiconductor . More recently, the integrated circuit ( IC ), the light-emitting diode ( LED ), and the liquid-crystal display ( LCD ) have evolved as further examples of solid-state devices.
- A "hockey puck" SSR, so named because of its thick shape and black color. They are specifically designed to switch either AC loads or DC loads, but never both. Solid state relays (SSRs) turn on or off the power being supplied to other devices, in a similar fashion as a physical switch.
Updated: 8th October 2018