[GLLUG] Audio Production

Jan Henkins jan at henkins.za.net
Tue Dec 9 22:49:36 UTC 2014

A bit OT, but IMHO rather informative! Awesome thread, thanks guys! :-D

On 06/12/14 16:00, Chris Bell wrote:
> 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.


Jan Henkins

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