then the physics major saying, "Sure I love math too, but what are you going to do with it to make a living?" And then the math major saying, "Sure I love philosophy of science too, but what are you going to do with it to make a living?" The wise philosophy student said nothing, as no answer could be satisfactory to a banker or an accountant.
   Just by virtue of
not working in a digital or RF electrical engineering field makes Mr. Rozenblit a little suspect. Working with an ancient technology that persists only as a prolonged insult to electronic progress only confirms their suspicions. Although Mr. Rozenblit is both level-headed and rational, his efforts would only invite scorn from much of the EE establishment, as he would be categorized with the makers of magic bricks,  or even magic wire, magic capacitors, and magic stones. At the other extreme, where the ability to use an oscilloscope provokes suspicion, he will be viewed as too stiff and too conservative.
    While I am myself to the left of him in regard to paranoia over component quality and fear of  feedback, I heartily welcome his efforts to educate the uninitiated in the science of electron flow and the importance of circuit topology over parts. He puts it this way, "Fully 99% of the sonic characteristics reside in the design. Circuit topology controls everything." This is not the prevalent view in the audiophile community, particularly with the fans of solid-state gear. As the solid clump of parts soldered to the circuit board neither admits ready comprehension nor easy modification, the solid-state fan's options are limited to accessories, such as line cords, speaker cables, and magic stones.  When was the last time you heard someone say "Yeah, I swapped out the high hfe transistors in the differentially cascoded input to the amplifier with some low hfe ones and WOW the image is huge!" or even seen someone replace the output transistors with the same part but from a different manufacture to hear what they sounded like?


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