Author Topic: What made you choose valves over solid state ?  (Read 3732 times)

Offline Family_Dog

Re: What made you choose valves over solid state ?
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2021, 09:30:15 AM »
I keep waiting but no sign yet...

^^ You're too young, Senor!  :giggle:


-F_D



-Eric

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Offline Jozua_2019

Re: What made you choose valves over solid state ?
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2021, 09:39:24 PM »
I suspect that tube harmonics provide temporal cues that the brain interpret much better compared to solid state sound amplification.

To clarify:

Temporal structure cues of speech are classified into three categories based on frequency (Rosen, 1992). They are envelope cue, periodicity cue and temporal fine structure cue. Envelope cue contains a frequency range from 2 to 50 Hz, which transmits voicing and stress information. Periodicity cue (50500 Hz) conveys information on voicing, manner and intonation. Whereas, temporal fine structure cue (60010 KHz) passes information of consonant place and vowel quality. In order to recognise speech, these cues should be processed by the auditory system. However, in naturalistic situations, these envelopes are concealed from existing noise in the environment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6002599/