[sdiy] 45 vs. 90 degree pcb traces

Quincas Moreira quincas at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 01:54:36 CET 2020


Actually, the sound was mostly due to the bakelite knobs.

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> On 15 Feb 2020, at 17:55, Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 03:25:42PM -0600, Pete Hartman wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 1:36 PM Mattias Rickardsson <mr at analogue.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> That it matters for audio in a vintage synth is a myth caused by
>>> misunderstanding, not humbug. :-)
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> When people start saying things like "Until the PCB traces are curvy (like
>> on a 2600 or SEM) it's never going to sound authentic." I'm going to vote
>> "humbug", even if there are contexts where it is important (e.g. the often
>> cited RF circuitry).
> 
> Yup.  There's no way non-curvy traces will make a difference to the sound.
> 
> Obviously it's because the new ones use fibreglass instead of paxolin for the PCB backing.
> 
> -- 
> Gordonjcp
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