Home Theater Handbook
Preamplifiers and Power Amplifiers
Is the preamplifier a separate component of an entertainment system?
Why is the amplifier is the control center of a system?
What functions does the preamplifier perform?
What input signal levels do power amplifiers require?
What electronic components are found in a passive level control preamp?
What is a phono amplifier?
What is the typical voltage of a line stage preamplifier input signal?
What is the function of the record output selector?
What additional functions do A/V preamplifiers perform?
Why are Digital preamplifiers bound to become more popular?
What is the role of the amplifier?
What is the ideal behavior of an amplifier?
What components of the amplifier influence the quality of its sound?
What is the most expensive stage of an amplifier?
Why are capacitors used in amplifiers? Can you describe their function?
Why is «clipping» dangerous to speakers?
What determines the capability of an amplifier to handle low speaker impedance?
When is a speaker a difficult load, for the amplifier?
Ideally how should an amplifier behave, when the speaker impedance is halved?
How do we define class A amplifiers?
What is class B operation?
Why class A/B amplifiers are popular?
Why vacuum tube amplifiers are favored by audiophiles?
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of each type of tubes used in amplifiers?
What are the two types of digital power amplifiers?
What form is the digital input signal converted to by a true digital power amplifier?
How is the PWM data converted to analog audio signal?
Why is the multichannel A/V integrated amplifier, a common choice for setting up a Home Theater system?
Why are some typical audio adjustments that can be performed by an A/V amplifier?
Why is a typical A/V amplifier capable of being the control center of a Home Theater system?
What are the technical characteristics of an amplifier capable of driving low impedance speakers?
How many speakers can my amplifier drive?
How much power do I need?
My amplifier does not have a subwoofer output. How can I connect my subwoofer?
My amplifier delivers 100 W per channel. Do I need to buy speakers with the same power rating?
What is amplifier bridging?
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