Sunday, November 16, 2008

Do analog audio recordings really sound "warmer" than digital ones?:
Several years ago, a roomful of engineers performed a series of blind tests on a stack of reference recordings to see if they could distinguish those made using tube technology from others made with transistors. All imagined they would have little trouble picking the tube-based recordings by the warmth of the sound. What they found instead was an ear-opener...
Apparently, it's all about the even-numbered harmonics.