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Old 26th November 2012, 07:01 PM   #29961
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Do not laugh, our last modern stuffs will look as deliciously ridiculous in 50 years.

At least, i hope to.
And people will find charm in it! Like in those Germanium transistors on Pavel's picture: they are popular among people who believe that they sound smooth.
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Old 26th November 2012, 07:15 PM   #29962
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they are popular among people who believe that they sound smooth.
They are right: I packed more chicks, playing a "The Platters" on my radio germanium transistor than today playing their CD on my blowtorch preamp.
 
Old 26th November 2012, 07:17 PM   #29963
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Since we are talking here about discrete transistors and not ic's is there a point where the newer devices are no longer relevant to audio reproduction? What I am asking is, is there a point where the increased bandwidth and speed of the transistors becomes more of a problem with rf , emi, and other high frequency anomalies that actually are a detriment to the production of audio frequencies?
 
Old 26th November 2012, 07:19 PM   #29964
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Anatoliy, do you know WHO here likes germanium transistors?
 
Old 26th November 2012, 07:22 PM   #29965
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Anatoliy, do you know WHO here likes germanium transistors?
According to Christophe, those chicks that he packed, no?
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Old 26th November 2012, 07:24 PM   #29966
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According to Christophe, those chicks that he packed, no?
Unfortunately, no one is here to confirm.
 
Old 26th November 2012, 07:31 PM   #29967
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Since we are talking here about discrete transistors and not ic's is there a point where the newer devices are no longer relevant to audio reproduction? What I am asking is, is there a point where the increased bandwidth and speed of the transistors becomes more of a problem with rf , emi, and other high frequency anomalies that actually are a detriment to the production of audio frequencies?
Faster they are, better they sound, on my point of view.
According to my guru (Mr Murphy) all active parts oscillate at a frequency you can only detect with the last ultra fast and very expensive equipment (that you can't afford) at the time you use them.
 
Old 26th November 2012, 07:38 PM   #29968
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Anatoliy, do you know WHO here likes germanium transistors?
At least one. Cough, cough, Steve, cough, cough.
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Old 26th November 2012, 08:01 PM   #29969
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I have a Telefunken portable radio that I first bought in 1965, and used it, even today. I love it! Better than any Sony, etc I have ever tried.
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We all know, the Bajazzo! Full of germanium transistors. Does it have coupling transformers as well?
 

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