Furthermore, dissimilar load impedances on the dual RCA jacks would greatly undo the perfect balance we fought to achieve. Cathode Followers on the output eliminate all of these concerns. Their low output impedance can easily handle large dissimilar output impedances and they each work independently of the other, which would serve to preserve the balance.  The four 1 meg resistors work first to split the voltage developed across the Split-Load phase splitter and, second, to DC bias the grids of the

     Seemingly, we have abandoned our goal of a constant current draw for the circuit. This goal can be met by just specifying the same value for the cathode and plate resistors of the Split-Load phase splitter as is found in the plate resistor of the Grounded Cathode amplifier.
     So here is our lineup so far: one grounded cathode amplifier without cathode resistor bypassing, one DC, -6 dB, two resistor voltage divider, one Split-load phase splitter. If we were to stop here the circuit would be a poor performer, indeed, as the dissimilar output impedances of the two phase legs of the Split-Load phase splitter would be undesirable. 

Cathode Followers. Because the Cathode Followers receive an equal amplitude, but inverted signal, our goal of a constant current draw for the circuit remains realized. As one Cathode Follower swings down, the other swings up, thus nulling any net current draw variation.

     The circuit presented here illustrates how Audio can resemble Aikido, as it does not oppose the limitations of the individual circuit elements, but works with them.
                                       // JRB


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