Newbie question - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th October 2003, 10:14 PM   #1
gushogh is offline gushogh  Denmark
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denmark
Question Newbie question

I have been reading the diyAudio forums quite some time (mostly the pass labs)

But I have to ask this stupid question. What is meant by this forums topic?
"solid state" ? I know what "solid state" means (not gas, liquid etc) but I don't see what this have to do with the electronic in this forum. I canít think of much electronics that isnít solid state (maybe tubes or something like that???)

Maybe it's just because of my (lack of?) english skills that I don't understand the topic. The rest of the topics are easily understood, everyone know what should be discussed under e.g. 'loudspeaker', 'pass labs' or 'tubes'
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2003, 05:35 AM   #2
The one and only
Nelson Pass's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Solid state is simply the name given to transistor circuits.
In ancient times, (like when I was in school) it was the "solid
state" physists who worked on the problems of semiconductors
and other stuff like that, and the term stuck. Later on, those
same guys started getting a little respect.

Of course tubes are kind of different, and I think we all
understand that the "chip amp" guys are a variant of solid state.

Pass Labs, of course stands in its own category You never
know when we'll stick a tube or a light bulb in something, just
to be bad.
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(Newbie) CSS Question bibster Tubes / Valves 8 24th January 2007 10:22 PM
newbie with input tran. question and wiring question imo Solid State 0 18th January 2006 10:10 PM
newbie question kambrian Multi-Way 5 28th December 2003 10:16 PM
newbie post, but hopefully not a newbie question wiredcur Solid State 3 24th August 2002 10:49 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:53 PM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2