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Ah.. Element nine..

 Q: If the plates of the final tubes of a power amplifier are glowing a
slight red under continuous modulation,      this indicates:

1. Too high VSWR
2, that the final amplifier tank circuit is misadjusted
3. saturation of high frequencies
4. normal operation

Of course, the sneaky folks at the Funny Candy company put in elements of
possible truth in ans.
1 and 2,  three is obviously a bogus answer... the correct one is 4.
Dip the plate.. and peak the grid, folks... hehhhee

Re: Marti.tubes/vs silicon.... yes.. its long been my contention (although
my hi freq response in ears is fading fast)
that a properly designed and neutralized tube rig sounds better than

 Some thing called headroom....

But with much of today's music .. which consists of square and triangle
waveforms, with added distortion  thrown in (fuzzbox), its hard to tell
the diff...



Bill O'Neill wrote:

> Jay writes:
> <snip> I remember tuning into the competition just to
> > hear guys like
> > the inept Les Nesman (and now more news.. and Less Nessman) just to
> get
> > a laff...
> To this day, whenever I see the golfer Chi Chi Rodrigues' name in
> print, I hear Nesman's "Chy Chy Rod-reeg-eye" pronunciation.  And then
> there are the turkeys a-fallin' from the copter.  The humanity!
> > Viva vacuum tubes...
> We A/B'd an OLD tube Marti up against a newer solid state RPU and the
> tube job (albeit lower output) can shoot a cleaner, rounder sound.
> Remember Element 9 / Tube Theory on the Class III?  I think I was one
> of the last to have to do that.  I & II survived a bit longer before
> the tear off and mail card.
> BTW, put me down for thinking the WKRP copy writer had ... more going
> on than Jennifer, the secretary, fictionally speaking, of course.  <g>
> Bill O'Neill