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slew rate?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RS, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    How important is the slew rate of a power amp for a bass rig? What is a "good" slew rate?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Usually today's amps have a slew rate that is good enough for anything. So you can pretty much forget thinking about it.

    This is an interesting read on this topic (Acrobat Reader needed) - rightclick and save as...:

    http://www.labgruppen.se/images/Slew_rate_Technicalnote_1_ 22-99.pdf

    Most amps are 3 to 10 times faster than needed.
    Anything with 40V/┬Ás and over is ok AFAIK.
  3. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    when i saw the title to this thread, all i could do was think about the slew rate of the gimbals on the mk VI guidance system we use on TRIDENT II D-5 strategic weapons...hee hee...it's confidential, though. if i told you, i would have to kill you. :D

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