# Question: Where does an amplifier get its signal from?

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An amplifier takes an input signal from a source, such as a laptop, turntable or CD player, and creates a larger copy of the original signal before its sent to the speakers. It gets the power to do this from your mains electricity, which is sent directly to the power supply within the amplifier.

## How does an amplifier amplify signal?

Classed by voltage, current, and power Every amplifier takes in some kind of input signal (a certain current and voltage, which, together multiply to give a certain power level) and produces a bigger output signal (which may have a different current, voltage, or power).

## How is amplified signal?

To become useful, this signal needs to be amplified. This means, literally, that the amplitude of the signal has to be increased. One way to amplify a signal is to use an operational amplifier (op-amp) with two resistors connected to form an amplifying feedback circuit, as shown in Figure 37.

## How does a transistor signal an amplifier?

A transistor acts as an amplifier by raising the strength of a weak signal. The DC bias voltage applied to the emitter base junction, makes it remain in forward biased condition. This forward bias is maintained regardless of the polarity of the signal.

The component at the heart of most amplifiers is the transistor. The main elements in a transistor are semiconductors, materials with varying ability to conduct electric current. Typically, a semiconductor is made of a poor conductor, such as silicon, that has had impurities (atoms of another material) added to it.

## Why do op amps have high gain?

Op amps need high input impedance because they are voltage-gain devices. In order for voltage to drop across the input, the impedance has to be very high, as ohms law states, V=IR. Its also important to prevent the loading effect. If the impedance were small, the current draw would be high.

## Is gain a distortion?

gain is the amplification factor, basically the ratio of output over input. the more you turn the gain knob up, the more overdrive/distortion you get, basically. Distortion is just more extreme overdrive. Both the 5150 and vh4 are high gain amps, and both are capable of producing distortion.

## Which transistor is used as amplifier?

We usually employ CE configuration for transistors as amplifiers because it provides large values of current gain, voltage gain and power gain. Moreover, there is a phase-shift of 180 degrees between input and output. It implies the output signal will be an inverted amplified version of the signal given in the input.

## Why are amplifiers used?

An electronic amplifier is a device that is used to increase the power, current, or voltage of a signal. Amplifiers are used in music equipment, electronic devices such as television and radio receivers, audio equipment, and computers to increase the amplitude of a signal.

## Whats the difference between a receiver and an amplifier?

An amplifier is the device that turns the low voltage signals from your source equipment into a signal with enough gain to be used to power a pair of speakers. A receiver is an amplifier that has a radio section built in.

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