Audio Amplifier Classes (A, A/B, D, G, and H): What are the Differences?
Confused by the alphabet soup of amplifier classes? Do you wonder what terms like Class A or Class D mean? Long story short, these aren't grading systems with which to judge amplifier quality, but are in fact descriptions of an amplifier's topology. Understandably, each class brings something a bit different to the table, but the end goal is always the same: amplifying the input signal without introducing distortion. Curious to find out the real differences among the different classes? Keep reading to find out and be sure to watch our recently added YouTube video discussion!
We take you through an alphabet soup of amplifier classes, going over the real meanings behind Class A, B, A/B, G, H, and D and the pros and cons of each design. Check out our YouTube discussion too.