From here and on it's all about original vacuum triodes sound.
I am on the road for a long time and have built several amplifiers with highly refined circuitry. I once built a tube amp with minimal distortion to reach a clean tube sound. But it sounded lifeless like a transistor. And then I turned on a spectrum analyzer to document the presence of the tube sound.
In my mind, the main thing about tube sound is your ability to decide for yourself whether you want to please your ears or see a design object with bombastic vacuum tubes in front of you.
Here are some basic postulates:
Please see: Whoever searches, finds.
But here is the simplest rule to be successful:
We have to hear the voice of our ancestors correctly and understand clearly: What is the latest target of your quest, what should the result be? Well-defined physical shapes with dimensions and weight, and then a decisions are cleared up by themselves.
The basis of the basics is a triode only.
The transfer characteristics of a triode is approximately described by a second order function. This leads to a signal with an enrichment of the spectrum by even harmonics.
This is exactly the quintessence of the tube sound. It is up to you to determine the quantitative values of these harmonic components for your individually hearing.
Vacuum tube is timeless & forever as music
- CD: Compact Disc for digital data storage
- LP: LongPlayer or Vinyl Plate for Analog
- Cassette Recorder: This is an outdated analog method
recording and playback on magnetic tape
- IC: Here it is a term for Integrated Circuit
or solid-state or semiconductor or transistor
- DAC: Digital-to-Analog Converter
- ADC: Analog-to-Digital Converter
- RIAA is the standard for LP- records & players
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