LM3875, LM3876 or LM3886? Which one produces better sound?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by cumesoftware, Aug 19, 2011.

Which one of these chips produces better sound?

  1. LM3875

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. LM3876

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. LM3886

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. cumesoftware

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Apr 27, 2007
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    In your opinion, which one of these chips produces better sound? The LM3875, the LM3876 or the LM3886?
     
  2. iONic

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 16, 2007
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    I doubt there is any difference.
     
  3. SgtWookie

    Expert

    Jul 17, 2007
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    The '75 and '76 are practically the same, and have a better S/N ratio than the '86.
     
  4. debe

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Sound quality is pretty subjective to a persons perception.
     
  5. BillO

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    Nov 24, 2008
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    Here is another few of things I learned in the sound business.

    1) Noise is more noticeable than distortion.

    2) Under promise and over deliver.

    3) Give noise more weight than distortion when considering #2

    Choose the IC that gives the lowest noise. Rate it conservatively.
     
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