Thanks for speaking up, Paul. I believe that electrons move at the same speed in most kinds of devices… :-)
On Apr 18, 2015, at 12:07 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> It's just a
>> fact that tubes simply can't move at the same speed as transistors.
> That fact will come as a major surprise to the designers of radar systems and TV transmitters & receivers, which did their jobs well in the era before transistors. Not to menion Tektronix oscilloscopes.
> Well-designed tube circuits can have transient response as good as transistor circuits, and incredibly low distortion as well (with the application of negative feedback). I'm sorry, but the idea that "euphonic distortion" is an inherent characteristic of tube circuits is one that's been carefully nurtured by the purveyors of tube hi-fi gear. I'll go on record as saying categorically that it ain't necessarily so.