Hi-Fi capacitors and resistors that "have sound".Do you know anyone who uses these trinkets in making crossovers or amplifiers?http://www.eng.sup-audio.com/html/high_components.htmlThis is my "find of a month".
DVDdoug, thank you for explanation. If I understood correctly, when making "passive" crossover, it is preferable to use high quality electrolytic capacitors, with low tolerance value - and buy more expensive ones just to be sure of manufacturing quality and long lasting...?
And when making "active crossover", you can circumvent these bad sides of passive crossovers?
but then you have to do biamping by default, don't you?
I am asking because I find the idea of buying audiophile grade electronic components ridiculous, but I suspected there is some theory behind that idea, as I am not an electronics guy, more electric by my education
Can anybody even imagine a digital crossover implemented 100% passivly?
I agree with Arnold when he says so much of this is just psychology and sociology. When you buy a really expensive piece of eqiupment like a $500 headphone amp that has no functions other than amping and a gain switch, you have to use "audiophile" grade parts in there just to justify the prices and the "audiophile" moniker on the eqiupment.
He kinda knows his stuff.
Only cost and engineering time keeps all loudspeakers from being built with crossovers that run in the digital domain.