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A design for a high-voltage preamplifier is presented in response to the debate taking place on the question of tube sound versus transistor sound. This design combines a low-noise input transistor with high-voltage output transistors to give noise performance comparable to an LM 381 and the large signal capability of tube circuits. When severely overloaded, this preamplifier producer harmonic distortion components which are comparable to, and perhaps more pleasing than, tube preamplifiers.

JAES Volume 25 Issue 3 pp. 116-120; March 1977
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