Re: Nicolas Croiset's lies
- From: "Malcolm Knight" <firstinitial.secondinitial@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 07:19:45 -0000
"Richard Evans" <R.P.Evans.NoSpam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
DAB sounds worse than FM wrote:
Group, Nicolas Croiset is taking you all for mugs, so unless YOU LOT
do something to try and modify his behaviour he will just continue to
lie. I think it is because you lot are silent when he lies that he
takes that as a green light to carry on lying.
Well although I find much of what he says sounds doubtful, I don't
have enough knowledge of technical details to question it.
Eg. the claim about 40db S/N for FM does sound a bit low to me, but
then since I don't have any knowledge of actual figures I can't really
argue against it.
Back in the 1950s when I used to make my own amplifiers, tuners and
things the Holy Grail of hi-fi buffs was to achieve a better than 60dB
SNR despite the presence of 6.3 volt valve heater current which tended
to be 50 cycle A/C on most commercial designed kit, huge badly screened
power supplies, and other limitations of the age.
60dB was the goal because it was said to be the point at which the
gentle hiss could for all intents and purposes be ignored.
I don't read Nicolas Croiset's comments (life's too short) but if he is
saying that FM won't give better than 40dB SNR then he truly is
everything Steve says he is. Are you sure he's not saying 40dB for
stereo separation, I can believe that for the average FM set, but 40dB
SNR is worse than a cheapo compact cassette player with no Dolby.
I'm sure R.L. would have had the same experience and recollections, it'd
be interesting to see if he confirms the above.