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…and Twins?: When One Output Device Is Better than Two

Art Audio PX-25 amplifier
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Guys often dream about twins. But are two really better than one? If an arrangement with one takes daily work to make things run correctly, imagine trying to coordinate two in just about any situation. Ain’t gonna work–or at least not smoothly. Twins. Nice idea, but not ideal.

In audio we have a similar quandary when we get into the area of amplification. A single-output device–the electrical component in the amp that actually powers the speakers–can do a damn good job of creating music but is just not as potent as two devices working in tandem. And we really want more power for our speakers, don’t we?

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