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500 Series modules... Which have discrete electronics?
Old 19th August 2011
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Originally Posted by cheu78 View Post
If your audio pass through some bad caps (SMD or not) is not a good thing IMO.. If the designer is trying to reach a price (for the public or not) is what I'll call cutting corners..For what other reason should he use a bad cap?
I can agree that sometimes they have to do it.. but there are few companies that had the sound as a final goal at any costs.. (like studer did in the past).
Well, i suppose it is cutting corners strictly speaking. But I was implying that cutting cost corners doesn't necessarily imply cutting audio quality corners. Designers have to maintain trade-offs all the time, otherwise everything would be way too expensive.

One of my mentors, Brad Plunkett, used to say: "Every part will affect the way it sounds, it just is about whether you can hear it or not." As a designer, you've got to draw the line somewhere. Hopefully that line is in measurable parameters or at least a set of golden ears.
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