Output Coupling Inductors

Output Coupling Inductors

Inductors on the output of an amplifer are used to isolate the amplifer from capacitive loads at HF and ensure stability.  There has been quite some debate on DIYaudio.com as to whether they are audible, necessary, or just the result of designers being overly cautious.  Some very well known designers in the field have decided against using output inductors.    In this short presentation, I explore the pros and cons.

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