According to your logic, since the stock 003 added 15dB and the 003 mod only adds 12 dB, that means the modded 003 actually puts out 3dB LESS than the unmodded version!!!
No. Once again, you're misunderstanding us. The Tweak 003 adds another 15dbV to the headroom of the existing stock 003 design (I see that the website says 12; that's a typo, our mistake. It should say 15dB). Again, that's dBV referenced to 1 volt based upon the differences
in output swing potential. We're not scaling the dB upon the existing headroom, we're quoting the difference
You are basing your reference on 5.6 times the existing headroom, whereas we are basing our reference on the difference between the two.
That would mean (if we're talking about voltage dB's into an arbitrary load) that the BLA modded 003 can put out 45 dBv (27 + 1Cool. That would convert to 177 volts rms regardless of the rails or any other details of the circuitry. Plug it into your web-based dB calculator. Do you think the BLS modded 003 can put out 177 volts rms? Do you think anyone would want it to?
Except we're claiming about 30dBV total when the modification is finished. That's about 34 volts of potential swing. But the difference in dB's we're quoting between stock and modified is the 6 volt difference in swing potential (15dB).
Anyway, I'm sorry about the thread, and I THINK I'm done griping about this crap. Plus I'm embarassed to stick my head out on this, but false and/or retarded claims irritate me and should not stand.
It's neither false or retarded. We're simply basing our numbers on something entirely different than what you're basing your numbers on, and although you may disagree with how we do it, there is certainly precedent in the pro audio community for doing it the way we're doing it.
I realize that there are LOTS of people in pro audio that completely hate us, and hate what we're doing. Believe me, I deal with comments like this every single week. We have people that are insistent that we are liars, hucksters, scientologists, and God knows what else. It gets exhausting defending what we're doing, and most of the time the argument goes nowhere.
I've been running this company for three years as a full time venture now. In that time, we've grown enormously--I've gone from working by myself in my apartment to having eight employees and a 4500 square foot facility, all with little to no promotional budget. Do you think we could have grown that much if we weren't at least doing something right? Give me some credit--I'm not Einstein, but I'm not an idiot either. I may have typo's on my site sometimes, and we may not be the slickest company in the world, but I do know at least a little about what I'm doing.
Sorry if I forgot to sign earlier.
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