signal-to-noise ratio question...

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  1. John Doran

    John Doran Screenwriter

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    i realize (assume?) that S/N is an important figure when judging amplifiers.

    my question is this:

    how much audible difference would there be between an amp with an S/N of -110db and one with an S/N of -124db?
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

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    With specs like that so close together I doubt you'd hear much of a difference at all.

    Dan
     
  3. Dennis B

    Dennis B Stunt Coordinator

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    Let me put it this way, and if you refer to the parallel thread "wow! separates rule!" you'll see why:

    My Marantz SR7200 amp section has a 105 dB S/N.

    The Rotel RB-1070 I'm using now has a 120 dB S/N, which translates into a very, very quiet background level and great circuitry.

    It's a whole new world.
     

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