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Old Today, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Doubtful or false statements from outside diy audio.

On the internet there is, -as you surely know, a lot of false information. The thing is that it is impossible to register to all forums and refute these statements.
In fact, the situation is not that different to the situation that was discribed long ago by J.P. Sartre: you listen to the radio and someone declairs something that you clearly object to. But you dont have any possibility to reach every other listerner, it is a matter of inequality (now, I hope that Im not being too political).

My intention is not to hang out any specific person. Im more interested in how some conceptions evolve and remain.
An example I read today:
"Hmm, I would recommend at least a 400W RMS MOSFET amplifier (I use 600W). MOSFET and Thermionic valve amplifiers sound the same and provide even harmonic distortion. A valve amplifier is heavy and can break more easily (and expensive for 50 year old technology) and sounds the same as a MOSFET, so for a bass guitar, there is no point in looking at valves.

Stay away from bipolar transistor designs, since they tend to clip and give odd harmonic distortion which sounds especially bad on a bass guitar. It is possible to design a bipolar that will clip soft, same as a MOSFET, but you won't know (unless you design it yourself)."
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Default Not the Source

The interweb is not the source of misinformation; rather, peoples' minds have been full of misinformation since the time we were able to form ideas. E.g., the earth is flat, beer is bad for you, &c. The interweb just makes it easier for you to be aware of how much misinformation is out there.
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Even in this forum there is plenty of misinformation. It does not mean malicious intent, just lack of knowledge. On the bright side, the web makes it easy for you to check multiple sources before wasting your time and money.

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