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This paper deals with a theoretical circuit analysis of a single-ended push-pull audio amplifier. Linear tube characteristics and small signals are assumed. The problem of impedance matching is first discussed. The properties and the requirements of a satisfactory driver stage are analyzed, and an output stage using an impedance matching output transformer is discussed. The effects of the plate-to-ground capacitance of the driver stage on the frequency-gain characteristic and of the choice of the tube and circuit parameters are analyzed. The paper concludes with some experimental results indicative of the inherant properties of the amplifier.