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On board buffers

PostPosted:Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:10 pm
by thistle3585
What is the difference between Waldo Electronics TPC-1 Preamp buffer and a Unity Gain Buffer? I see both being suggested as preamps for my Tiger.

Re: On board buffers

PostPosted:Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:16 pm
by tdcrjeff
Hey Mr. Jerman, welcome!

Waldo's TPC-1 is essentially a unity gain buffer, except that it is not quite unity gain, it's actually -1.7 dB. "Unity Gain Buffer" being the generic name.

Here's an old thread that tries to clarify the "non-unity gain" of the TPC-1. Though several posts talk about it having higher gain than "unity" when it actually has lower gain than unity.

This post in particular:

At least that's my understanding.

TPC-1 on Reverb pretty clearly states -1.7 dB gain: ... ffer-1-7db

Re: On board buffers

PostPosted:Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:44 pm
by thistle3585
Thank you.