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What's "Class A" ?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by rickbass, May 29, 2001.


  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    In the studio the other day, (not mine :( ), I was setting up and the engineer remarked, "Oh, you're using an Avalon. Class A. Nice piece of equipment."

    On the face plate of the Avalon these words are printed, "Pure Class A." All I know is that I like it very much for recording, but, I have no idea of what "Pure Class A" means. Anyone???
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    more links:

    http://www.aikenamps.com/ClassA.htm

    http://www.audioholics.com/AmpPrinciples_page.htm
     
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    So that's why it sounds better!

    Thanks JMX!. Believe it or not, I thought you'd know about this when I put up the thread.