post #31 of 86
9/24/07 at 11:29pm
I do not see how a pcb is going to make it sound better. Point to point has normally been the benchmark. You get more capacitance and other reactions from a pcb. I have friends in the industry who have built prototypes point to point, have been happy and then send out the design for the pcb and did not end up with the same quality of sound, lesser was the result. There can be many reasons for this but when possible I have always built my equipment p to p. Having said this it would be just a wee bit difficult when trying to get something small and it is much slower and labor intensive. Maybe things have changed as I see so many high end amps with pcbs but I think it is more of the labor intensive question, with regards to a larger amp with no real space problems, than the idea that a pcb is better.