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RE: Have you figured out your scope yet?

"Is there a machine that can tell how a how a 845 will sound like with the b+ at 450volts vs 1200 volts. Or 50 ma vs 100 ma idle current"

Well yes there is! Now of course we can't tell how something sounds to one's ears. But are you aware that we have software available today that can take a .wav file, send it through a computer amplifier circuit design, even a tube design, and output another wav file that will contain all the distortions that amp's circuit adds. You can play that and listen to it, albeit you will also have the distortions of your listening rig added BUT that can be nulled out in a computer simulation as well where you can see extremely complex signal interactions and delve into them.


Now of course this is only as good as the software models programmed in. But we have 100 years of accumulated audio knowledge to build these models. and it's all based on mathematics, that's the only thing a computer understands. It does not understand music. But it doesn't need to either provided our mathmatic models are accurate - and these days they are pretty damn good.

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