As additional points perhaps we could go over
1. Why (outside of purists and "authenticity") would tube rectifiers be favored by guitarists?
2. Is all diode rectification created equal (aside from poor circuit design) and what does GOOD look like, what does BAD look like?
The fact that there is a discussion shows a point of difference in sound. You should try it yourself and try to define the differences. To me the difference is not huge and i prefer to use valve rectifiers for several reasons and the sound quality is not at the top of the list but it certainly isnt a detriment to sound quality neither. As with most thing audiophile, there is no cut and dried results, rather a subtle difference. The fact that both are acceptable is the most significant aspect. regards, DakSo no one can give any real explanation why all these different diodes sound different just that there ears are better? Pointless thread.
They don't "sound" like some SS diodes do. Most TV damper diodes are inherently "soft switching" - which is something that is not all that easy to 'scope...