Well, I have to admit that I feel that those conversations about the “soul” of the vintage tubes bring conversation and actions absolutely to nowhere. Yes, I have to admit that there was a special magic riding a horse pulled wagon but we for very strange reasons use today the air-conditioned contemporary automobiles. I have to also admit the ascent in air balloon has a very special feeling but we chose to travel by airplane. I have to also admit, and a I know that many people will not like it, that any of my own exposure to the practical achieved sonic result of the people who not just used the DHT but expressed in absolute importance of DHT lead to me walking out of their listening room literary laughing. Interesting that laughable it was not as much Sound itself but rather the absolutely idiotic in my view faulty premises that they used to built their playbacks. Did I witness interesting Sound with DHT-stressed applications? Well, my problem was that I did not witness any serious objectives in the minds of the DHT-stressed system owners and that is my problem. I certainly do not associate the primitivism of playback objectives with admiration of “soul of vintage tubes, I juts report what I was exposed to. I still would like to experience as serious installation with explicit use of old DHT that would me more then exercise of the syrupy paranoia.
Saying that I would not denying the presence of a special character of sound with some older DHT, the question is: are we playing to the “special character” or we are willing to creatively use this character without our own special objective for sound reproduction?
I personally more inclined to have “accurate” sound and word accuracy is more implies to a playback accurately and fatefully render the essence of musical events. Pay attention – not accurately play the input signal, not accurately play “what the microtones heard”, but rather the accurately play what I feel shell be played and what I recognize is important in given played material. In many way to do so I need to start with impartially of playback and then to enable playback to do what need to be done. In many ways I feel that “specials character” of DHT tube might be an obstacle, lucrative and “profitable” but still obstacle. Perhaps I did not hear a properly implemented DHT, that why I was inviting the DHT people to show me off what is possible out there. It is much possible that I shell not have worries about DHT at all as not DHT person year point me out that my own inhalation has a specific aspects the might be improvised by DHT application. Well, this is the subject that I am researching…
Anyway, there is thing that I am concerned, well, not concerned but rather am thinking about and I was implying it in my question to “nl” above. The way in which I used the DHT that I had last week was what I feel is “right” way. It was not DSET but it was multi-amp where I was taking out of the DHT the only very limited bandwidth where DHT is not too much compromised. Let also pretend that the DHT in this limited bandwidth did (for whatever reason) its “timing randomness” trick that I also described above. (lest for the sake of illustration pretend that the randomness is a properly of the DHT topology)
Now, we are multiamping the system complimenting the MF-only DHT with IDHT LF and HF channels, of like Guy does with 845PP amps (let pretend that 845PP does not have this “timing randomness”). So, will the DHT’s randomness manifest itself in this application? The “timing” marks might be very much defused by IDHT’s timing in this case. My theory is that the “timing randomness” is the specific collapse or a specific build up of particular harmonic pattern right before or after the signal changes it’s dynamic pointer. Would the presents of other channel that does not comply with this “specific collapse or a specific build up of particular harmonic pattern” be a wrecking the effectiveness of “timing randomness”?
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche