[sdiy] Opionions on Switchmode PSUs for analog synths?

Neil Harper metadata at gmx.com
Thu Nov 7 04:15:41 CET 2019

On 10/31/19 4:08 AM, paula at synth.net wrote:
> Big can of worms.
> IMHO and experience, modern switch mode PSUs are fine.
> We used a switch mode in 001, 002 and 008 (meanwell units) and I use
> them in my modular (most euro rack supplies with external wall warts use
> them also).
> There will be a lot of people who say "switch modes are noisy", well, in
> the 80s, yes they were... these days they're super clean with very high
> switch frequencies and are MORE efficient that linear PSUs.
> Just my tuppence, and I won't get into a flame war over this, I'm just
> speaking from experience.
> Paula

thanks Paula.. i suppose the easiest is to just prototype a few power
supplies and let my ears determine if there's any problems.

/// Neil Harper
/// Every Wave is New Until it Breaks

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