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Understanding the Causes of White Noise in Vintage Tube Amps

Jan 23, 2024

If you're a proud owner of a vintage tube amp, you may have noticed a persistent background noise that seems quite enigmatic. This buzz or hiss, commonly referred to as white noise, is caused by several factors in your vintage tube amp. In this article, we'll explore the main causes of white noise, such as preamp tubes, power tubes, internal capacitors, ground loops, and interference from surrounding electrical devices. Being aware of these causes and how to address them can help you enjoy an optimal audio experience with your vintage tube amp.

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