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.