Output tube plate resistance and OT Impedance matching

Guest · 1079

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Deke609

  • Guest
In Doc B's Blues Master article in Valve Vol. 1 1998 at p. 9, Doc notes that "the rule thumb for SE amps is that the impedance of the output transformer primary should be a minimum of 3 times the output tube’s plate resistance."

What is the reason for this? Not just the approx. target ratio (3+:1), but the need for a ratio at all? 

Many thanks in advance,

Derek



Offline Paul Birkeland

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 19507
Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 06:31:38 AM
Valve 1998 volumes 3 and 4 cover this pretty well.  You can also look at the giant table of operating points from Western Electric for the 300B.

Paul "PB" Birkeland

Bottlehead Grunt & The Repro Man


Deke609

  • Guest
Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 08:12:31 AM
Thanks PB. I see that PJ's 3-part article deals with my question in great detail. This is gonna take me some serious time to make sense of.