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Does MOSFET amps reduce distortion (chances for clipping)?

 

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Username: Panamanian

Panama cityPanama

Post Number: 145
Registered: Aug-05
I have a "Mosfet" amp (yes XPLOD), it says "mosfet reduce distortion" is that true?

Will that reduce my amp from getting into clipping?
 

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Username: Jonathan_f

GA USA

Post Number: 5258
Registered: May-04
Not true. Bipolar transistors are more linear and offer lower distortion.
 

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Username: N2audio

Lawrence, Ks USA

Post Number: 132
Registered: Mar-04
clipping is controlled by the user (gain setting). You can clip a Mcintosh just as easily as a Pyramid.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 10822
Registered: Dec-03
yup. mosfets are good for power supplies. bipolars are good for output stages.
if you really want to know more about transistors in amplifiers this might help.. the first section covers all of that.
http://www.glasswolf.net/caraudio/amplifiers.html
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