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In answer to your question.. I haven’t built any circuits in my life (unless you want to include a little dc motor in jr high)
But concerning the topic of asymmetric processing…. And I’m not pretending to comprehend this whole subject, but apparently, there is no processor, not even the 222 that creates asymmetry. And I re-qoute this comment of John Wood at Inovonics..
The 222 does not create asymmetry, nor should any processor. If it does, it is, by definition, introducing 2nd harmonic distortion. Any sound, save a pure sine-wave tone, is generally asymmetrical… a trumpet note, the human voice, even a ‘blended’ orchestra. The 222 simply allows naturally-occurring positive-going program peaks to assume a value up to 125% of the negative ones, as allowed by the FCC in AM broadcasting practice.
I wish I understood his statement better.. but it implies to me that if we can use other processing to “assume 125% peaks” with lower priced gear, then we accomplish the advantage of the 222.
Is my assuming comprehension is correct?