<div dir="ltr">If you use a switching supply there is very little heat dissipation even at 12 or 15v. That said I don't think the higher voltage rails are so important for SNR these days, plenty of good and quiet synth circuits can be made using very low voltage opamps and such. I'm not an engineer myself, others may have more specific details than I do. <div><br></div></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 10:50 AM Tom Wiltshire <<a href="mailto:tom@electricdruid.net">tom@electricdruid.net</a>> wrote:<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div style="overflow-wrap: break-word;">Errm, I think they call it "digital"!!<div><br></div><div>Seriously though - digital and processor core voltages have gone down for exactly the reasons you propose, and digital enables you to do that without taking a hit to S/N.<br><div><div><div><br></div>

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<div><br><blockquote type="cite"><div>On 13 Jan 2022, at 16:20, cheater cheater via Synth-diy <<a href="mailto:synth-diy@synth-diy.org" target="_blank">synth-diy@synth-diy.org</a>> wrote:</div><br><div><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration:none;float:none;display:inline">Say, 1.5V rails? Are there techniques of suppressing noise that are</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration:none;float:none;display:inline">better than just ramping up the voltage rails?</span></div></blockquote></div><br></div></div></div>_______________________________________________<br>
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