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Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 11-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By thermionic
A ratio of 1:5 will give 14dB of gain, not 4.5dB....

A ratio of 1:5 will give 14dB of gain, not 4.5dB. Fitting such a transformer will amplify the overall mixer’s noise by 14dB and load the output stage unnecessarily.

A standard ratio of...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 10-14-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,640
Posted By thermionic
This is such utterly crap news. Scott was the...

This is such utterly crap news. Scott was the first guy to pitch in his wisdom when a new guy asked a question. His reputation will grow in the forthcoming years as people search the archives and see...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 03-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,831
Posted By thermionic
The myth of EI transformers sounding “smoother”...

The myth of EI transformers sounding “smoother” is totally unsupported by any theory (you could write many pages on why the concept is wrong-headed), nor has there ever been a listening study,...
Forum: Techtalk is on timeout forum 12-06-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,118
Posted By thermionic
There's a really easy way to end all the petty...

There's a really easy way to end all the petty fighting and sales trolling once and for all: simply ban subjective opinion, keeping the forum purely for technical and factual discussion. It's really...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 05-05-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,663
Posted By thermionic
That’s because, fully open, a pot forms a direct...

That’s because, fully open, a pot forms a direct short : - ) I agree with your points: if a pot works correctly (i.e. it isn't damaged or dirty) it can't have a 'sound'.

Your hearing can deviate at...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 03-05-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,583
Posted By thermionic
I sincerely hope you're not planning on splitting...

I sincerely hope you're not planning on splitting the signal from 1 turntable to 2 Phono inputs. A splitter box will introduce noise and double the load seen by the cart, potentially causing all...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-30-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By thermionic
IC2 has a gain of just over 10dB. The 5532s are...

IC2 has a gain of just over 10dB.

The 5532s are the quietest op-amps in the 1620 – far quieter than any TL07-series. In fact, 5532s are used in early models of Audio Precision analysers...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-29-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By thermionic
BB is owned by Ti. I doubt there's a difference....

BB is owned by Ti. I doubt there's a difference. If there is a difference, they may well come off the same line, with the units that test better being branded BB. That's speculation of course - it...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,616
Posted By thermionic
If you get the PCBs made, the likes of Jeff can...

If you get the PCBs made, the likes of Jeff can buy them and make their own mixers akin to the one shown earlier, without the expense of bespoke PCB design. Bring it on.
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 01-29-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,616
Posted By thermionic
Hey Jeff – you missed your vocation, man....

Hey Jeff – you missed your vocation, man. You should’ve been a professional geek instead of a producer : - )

As I said to you before, I really like the layout of your mixer and I have...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
Haven't you studied parallel universes? Maybe my...

Haven't you studied parallel universes? Maybe my pet giraffe is right.

edit - having said that, it would mean that the laws of physics would be different from one to the next. I'm not sure how well...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
This is too funny. Why is it that certain...

This is too funny.

Why is it that certain members can't keep to the debate at hand, without resorting to ad-hominem attacks? I wonder why... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

I wonder how...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By thermionic
A couple of years back I was speaking to a well...

A couple of years back I was speaking to a well known producer. I told him that acoustics are by far the most important aspect to sound quality. He started rolling around laughing... I asked why, to...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By thermionic
Hey man, you don't actually think anyone here's...

Hey man, you don't actually think anyone here's going to go to the bother of studying academic texts do you? That would get in the way of just posting photos of bling and discussing how ‘creamy...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,105
Posted By thermionic
Can you post an FFT plot, showing an example of...

Can you post an FFT plot, showing an example of the anomalies you perceive? I doubt anyone will be able to offer much advice without seeing visual clues.

BTW - Have you tried other mixers, besides...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
BTW - Wave has high-ranking SEO. It's in the...

BTW - Wave has high-ranking SEO. It's in the interest's of MIT that they counter arguments such as these - otherwise it'll be in Google for ever. Bring it on.
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
Just to reiterate: An SSL console contains about...

Just to reiterate: An SSL console contains about a mile of Van Damme cable. Every channel passes through many metres of it. And you think that, after every instrument has passed through tens of...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-11-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
I don't answer Straw Man questions. No one...

I don't answer Straw Man questions. No one questions whether amps sound different - they all do. Anyone with an ounce of sense questions fancy cables, particularly the kind marketing by...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
Straw man argument. You're not comparing apples...

Straw man argument. You're not comparing apples with apples. An amplifier has a distinctive sound, a cable does not. No test has ever proven a cable has a 'sound', aside from a poorly-specified cable...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-10-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By thermionic
Measure the pot in all dimensions. Firstly,...

Measure the pot in all dimensions. Firstly, measure the bush thread's width. Then check the maximum depth available to fit a new pot (getting vintage parts from Panasonic is harder than major dental...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-10-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
No qualified Sound Engineer will ever dispute...

No qualified Sound Engineer will ever dispute that the most basic and important piece of knowledge you should have is Ohm’s Law. It’s something you need to use every day.

The reason I...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By thermionic
It's a 1K linear pot with a carbon track. You can...

It's a 1K linear pot with a carbon track. You can replace it with any 1K linear pot that fits the same bushing - get your calipers out and measure it.

In terms of the pot itself, it's nothing...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
Tell you what, why not take an advert for...

Tell you what, why not take an advert for 'anti-ageing' anti-wrinkle cream and subsitute cable jargon for the jargon they use? Would anyone be able to tell the difference? Go and look at the sites...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
MIT also sell 'audiophile' mains leads... There's...

MIT also sell 'audiophile' mains leads... There's just as much science in suggesting my tea will taste better if I use one on my kettle as my hi-fi... Seriously.

It's easy for you to claim these...
Forum: Tech Talk for Gearheads 12-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,442
Posted By thermionic
Rather than waste my time emailing a bunch of...

Rather than waste my time emailing a bunch of marketing people who will either ignore my email, or throw a bunch of pseudo-science spin at me in an effort to create diversion and waste time, why not...
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