Modern Tube computing

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 15:18:42 2004

Quothe steve, from writings of Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 10:47:10AM -0800:
> > using tubes as
> > analog components in network interfaces, to improve
> > the sound of
> > digital audio, to make it sound "less harsh" would
> > be an idea that
> > certain people would drool over.
> Already done, to see a tubed motherboard click on

No, it hasn't been done. The tubes on the motherboard to which you're
referring are in the audio circuitry. That's too practical. My idea
is impractical enough to satisfy even the most discriminating
aficionados of the impractical, whose apparent sensibility factor
ratings are inversely proportional to their net worth. I was
referring to the use of tubes as analog components in the network
interfaces, which would have the HYPothetical effect, approved by the
spirit of P.T. Barnum himself, of purifying the electrons entering and
leaving the systems by boiling them and also making the bits
transporting digitized audio more musical by smoothing the bit
transfer process by thermionic means, which also gives the processed
bits transporting digitized audio a much warmer sound. Without that,
the tube audio circuitry on such a motherboard, which is being fed
inadequately processed, formerly digitized, audio, still sounds far
too harsh. This is why my exclusive valved network interface, which
uses specially processed psychedelic-colored, capacitors, made from
recycled and reformed NOS capacitors, costing over US$1,000 each, from
the 1930's, with gold plated wires, is needed. Without it, the sound
from a computer system can not sound pure enough to satisfy even the
most discriminating golden ears. :-) :-) :-)

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