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tube and solid state technology

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Benny Steele, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Benny Steele

    Benny Steele Guest


    I'm looking for information about solid state and tube technology in mics and preamps. I'm trying to get a basic understanding of the two different technologies and generally how they effect sound. I'd love some feedback or some book references.

  2. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    New Milford, CT USA
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    If a circuit is designed properly it shouldn't really matter whether it uses tubes, transistors, op-amps, or little mice running around inside an exercise wheel. :D

    Unless a circuit is made "colored" sounding on purpose, the differences between tube and solid state should not be apparent unless you drive it into distortion.

  3. zebra50

    zebra50 Guest

    A fair enough point, but if you do want to learn about how this stuff works, get yourself onto the tech-talk forum and do some searches / ask some questions over there.


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