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« Reply #25 on: 14/01/2008 03:11:56 »
As far as wiki I did not print the whole thing as it was huge but just wanted Ryan to get the jest of it..

The jest of it, or the gist of it? ;D
 

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« Reply #26 on: 14/01/2008 03:16:06 »
Never known as 1/8", but then we've gone all metric now (I assume that is approximately a 3.5mm jack).

In theory, the larger the area of contact, the better the conduction of the current (although this matters more for low impedance devices, and some of the modern headphones can be quite high impedance, so won't draw that much current).
 

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« Reply #27 on: 14/01/2008 03:16:51 »
Does the size of the Jack make a difference in sound quality or something..???

I don't think there's a discernible difference but a bigger plug means larger wires can be connected to it and that means better transfer of signal, which I suppose is also questionable........but...I just like the larger plug if not for anything else but the fact that they are more robust.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 14/01/2008 03:19:32 »
As far as wiki I did not print the whole thing as it was huge but just wanted Ryan to get the jest of it..

The jest of it, or the gist of it? ;D

Whoops... LOL See I am really screwing up all over! LOL Thanks George.. I think I need some more meds to confuddle me some more!
 

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« Reply #29 on: 14/01/2008 03:22:41 »
Does the size of the Jack make a difference in sound quality or something..???


I don't think there's a discernible difference but a bigger plug means larger wires can be connected to it and that means better transfer of signal, which I suppose is also questionable........but...I just like the larger plug if not for anything else but the fact that they are more robust.

They certainly are harder to hurt and harder to loose. Easier to keep track of. I have a big old Marantze receiver and stereo system from way back.. Bob brought it into our marriage it is sitting stored and bagged in a nice dry place. It used the larger jacks!
« Last Edit: 14/01/2008 22:26:36 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #30 on: 14/01/2008 03:23:03 »
Thanks Neil and George!
 

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« Reply #31 on: 14/01/2008 14:04:15 »
I have made many crystal sets when a child, nostalgic sigh!

In fact you can still get the germanium diodes and the crystal earpieces to build one.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 14/01/2008 15:12:06 »
 

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« Reply #33 on: 14/01/2008 15:13:41 »
Early sets were cats whisker..point contact.  PN junctions are modern.

 

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« Reply #34 on: 14/01/2008 21:57:04 »
Thank's ya'll
 

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