"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Audio Electronics" Answers Podcast! (pt. 1) June 11, 2012 11:13 9 Comments
Last week, I put out the call for you to ask "Everything you always wanted to know about audio electronics, but were afraid to ask." The response was awesome, and a tad overwhelming: almost 50 questions! I want to sincerely thank all of you who posed questions, we got some great stuff. On Saturday our volunteer expert, Duncan Gray, joined me to answer your questions podcast style.
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Here's what we covered in chronological order:
- How Duncan got into audio electronics (as usual, it involved breaking something)
- Circuit talk:
- What does class-A mean? Why is it desirable?
- How do I measure the total current draw of modules in a 51x rack?
- How do I choose the right power supply for a given DIY project?
- What's the difference between an LC and RC filter?
- What happens to the Q, or bandwidth, in a swinging input EQ topology?
- What's the simplest way electronically to make a noise?
- Why do parts of a circuit go to ground?
- How should I ground inside the box?
- What is star grounding?
- Coloration talk:
- Is there really a difference between NOS and new transistors?
- How do you know if a device needs recapping?
- Discrete vs. monolithic opamps?
- How close can we get to replicating vintage gear?
- What does a good preamp do that I can't just do in post production?
- How do I get my foot in the door doing audio design?
- The incredible learning resources at HyperPhysics
Jonas M. on November 12, 2014 18:02
Kmac on November 12, 2014 18:02
Dude loved the show please keep doing these. BUT please quit saying OK when interviewing a guest it’s incredibly distracting and sounds very amateurish. Just let them talk. I was trying to listen but all I could do is anticipate u saying ok ok ok ok ANNOYING.
Jocelyn Bouchard on November 12, 2014 18:02
Thank you very much! It answered so many questions!
This was one of my most usefull web experience of all time!
Tobias on November 12, 2014 18:02
but the soundquality is not the best…. (can’t understand some words) and so – its not easy to translate for me
But technically the best potcast ever ! :) thx allot
John on November 12, 2014 18:02
Enjoyed the show!
Ian on November 12, 2014 18:02
Great work Peterson and Duncan. I could listen to this conversational format all day long. On to part 2…
Marque on November 12, 2014 18:02
Hi, do you still have ppa v2 boards for sale? Please let me know. Thank you for your time in this matter. Look forward to hearing from you.
dave on November 12, 2014 18:02
llove the idea. i’m a DIY er. trying to get a home studio going. Keep up the good stuff.
Peterson Goodwyn on November 12, 2014 18:02
Thanks Ian! Great to see people are enjoying the older podcasts.
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