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Offline Adrian

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Gain into 4 ohm?
« on: April 02, 2017, 12:13:33 PM »
The product page says the gain is 8 into an 8 ohm load.
I assume this is with the output transformers connected for 8 ohms.

What would be the approximate gain if the outputs are connected for 4 ohms feeding 4 ohm speakers?
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Re: Gain into 4 ohm?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 01:26:02 PM »
The voltage gain would be about 0.7 times 8, or 5.6 - 0.7 being about the square root of 1/2.
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Re: Gain into 4 ohm?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 03:06:31 PM »
Got it:
assume power (watts) constant with v_1=8; R_1=8; R_2=4
w=v^2/R.
(V_1^2)/R_1 =(V_2^2)/R_2
v_2=v_1 √(R_2/R_1 )
v_2=8√(4/8)=5.66

(I think?)
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 03:10:46 PM by Adrian »
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Re: Gain into 4 ohm?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 04:47:46 PM »
....I understood some of those words.  :o
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Re: Gain into 4 ohm?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 05:56:18 PM »
Got it:
assume power (watts) constant with v_1=8; R_1=8; R_2=4
w=v^2/R.
(V_1^2)/R_1 =(V_2^2)/R_2
v_2=v_1 √(R_2/R_1 )
v_2=8√(4/8)=5.66

(I think?)
Looks like you got it!
Paul Joppa