Monday, May 25, 2015

Big Iron = Big Tone

I was talking to an very well-known and respected amp maker about the weird notion that smaller transformers are good for tone. Here is a quote from the conversation:

"A slightly bigger output transformer with the proper impedance, turns ratio, leakage inductance and parasitic capacitance.... will always be a better choice unless you are tuning for a junky, cheap ass sound."

There you have it. That's why we use beefy transformers in the Memphis Mini amps.

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