Playing the modular through my home stereo

danial stocks diode at
Thu Mar 2 15:27:28 CET 2000

>What I've wondered about for a long time is the effect of instantaneous
>transitions on speakers (even in the audio range). It seems hard enough to
>get electrons to move like saw and square waves, let alone speaker cones.
>Anyone know how traumatic this is for speakers?
Early [real early] CD players had a strange error checking idea... if the 
byte of data couldn't be read, instead of interpolating a value for it, it 
simply put in 000000.. so halfway up a big wave form, and you suddenly hit 
ground again.. this apparently used to rip the voice coil off the back of 
the cone!

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