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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Acacia, Jul 31, 2000.
a pre-amp? Do you use it for eq before actually running thru the head?
I think it's so you can have the tone of a really expensive amp, but have a different kind of power amp. or so you can get whatever kind of power amp you want, if the amps that made the pre-amp don't offer enough wattage. that's my best guess...
In most cases, a separate pre-amp is the same thing as a head, only without the built-in power amp. So one would customarily get the desired tone by settings on the pre-amp, and run the output through a separate power amp, then to the speakers. An example would be an Eden WP-100 Navigator pre-amp which could then be run through the desired power amp, either solid-state, tube, or hybrid. This is one way to get the tone of a particular brand of amp you like, with the possibility of running it through a 3,000-watt power amp, then to your Carvin 12-inch speaker. (Can I watch, please?).
Consistency over the course of 16 years.
Zombie threads have a way of coming back from the dead.
Something a lot of people don't realize, the term pre-amp is an abbreviation for preliminary amplifier. It conditions, amplifies, and in some cases, applies specific equalization to the signal from the instrument prior to passing it on to what is called the power amplifier. The power amplifier takes this low level signal and amplifies it enough to drive a speaker system. Ideally, any amplifier takes what is presented to it and linearly scales the voltage and current up proportionally. This is rarely the case with musical instrument amplifiers, non-linearities are always introduced that changes the signal. The degree of non-linearity changes with how hard the amplifier is driven. The speakers also contribute to how the sound is reproduced.
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That's a fairly unequivocal statement, isn't it?
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