The 9000 series modules are hand built
using only the finest materials available including military
spec. potentiometers, knobs, and scratch / corrosive resistant
front panel stock used by the US Navy. Internal connections
are soldered and use minimal wire and trace runs for low leakage
and added stability. All the connectors use real Switchcraft®
parts. But the most notable feature of the 9000 series modules
is the design of the circuits. Why are they different? CMS/discretesynthesizers.com
is a research facility specializing in high fidelity discrete
audio processing. The audio processing sections of CMS/discretesynthesizers.com
modules feature a true discrete audio path. What is true discrete?
It means no chips whatsoever in the audio path. Many of our
competitors say discrete - but the real truth is, their circuits
are hybrid - meaning they use a combination of transistors,
chips and some even use the dreaded "transistors-on-a-chip"
devices, and try to claim discrete. The 9000 series circuits
use only hand matched pairs, expertly selected from individual,
ultra-linear transistors. However, components aren't the only
factor. Years of extensive research and hands on experimentation
with differential discrete amplifier design have yielded some
aurally outstanding circuits.