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Old 29th August 2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Why are mesh plates supposed to be superior?

Hi all

I often see reports that mesh anodes sound better than (the same tube type with) solid plates. Is there a scientifically plausible explanation for that, or is there a hidden variable involved?

Can anyone shed some light on this? (pun intended )

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Hi all

I often see reports that mesh anodes sound better than (the same tube type with) solid plates. Is there a scientifically plausible explanation for that, or is there a hidden variable involved?

Can anyone shed some light on this? (pun intended )

Kenneth
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Some thoughts:
- real 'mesh' is a non resonant construction;
- because of lesser surface (mesh in comparison to solid material) plate capacitance might be smaller.
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