[GLLUG] Audio Production

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Sat Dec 6 16:01:00 UTC 2014

On Fri 05 Dec, Christopher Hunter wrote:
> On 05/12/14 15:21, Chris Bell wrote:
> As an aside, I am told that professional sound studios often prefer older
> sound hardware which uses germanium transistors which are low noise compared
> with silicon.
> Having designed lots of professional audio gear over the years, I can assure you that 
> germanium semiconductors are an order of magnitude noisier than silicon.  They're also
>  very much more temperature sensitive and more fragile - physicall
> y and electrically.
> As usual, the "audiophools" in recording studios haven't a clue about the gear they're
>  using!
> Chris

   I actually agree, and was surprised to be asked for older kit.

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk
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