Originally Posted by Bruins29 /forum/post/16869676
I was not trying to be obnoxious or even insulting. I just thought he was going down a path that would result in him wasting more effort and money on something that not only I thought not worth it but something that was not measured or even measureable.
I used the hybrid as an example. I never said he drove a hybrid.
Well, if that's the case, then I appreciate your input. I certainly do not want to go down a path like that. One thing that I would like to do is vote with my dollars for more efficient technology. I'm not really expecting the higher efficiency technology to really be the cheapest, even in the long run, but if the cost is close I will opt for high-efficiency.
Another example similar to hybrid cars is LCD monitors. Many people assume that because they consume less energy than CRTs that they are more environmentally friendly, but manufacturing LCD panels releases some kind of nitrogen-flourine gas that's a much worse greenhouse gas than CO2 because it's half-life in the upper atmosphere is tens of thousands of times greater.
It's very hard to tell someone's tone over the internet. I apologize for snapping.
Originally Posted by Easyaspie /forum/post/16869731
Why would a switching amplifier integrate better with digital hardware.
This has nothing to do with integration of separate systems--because I think that the amplification system can be easily and distinctly separated from everything else--but I do think that it can help improve the form factor of receivers. I don't know that much about A/B or D amp construction, but from my basic understanding, the components of D amps can leverage steady miniaturization due to Moore's Law.
edit: now I'm starting to second-guess what I said in response to Easyaspie...I'm probably wrong.