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Old 08-01-2006, 18:29   #41
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Good Lord. That's funnier than the obviously tongue in cheek one I posted! You could pick on anything in there but I like the comment:

Note: Cables may be elevated but it is not recommended to elevate more
than 3 feet off the floor otherwise kinetic energy polarization may occur.


It's nonsense like this that doesn't help the case for those who are believers.
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Old 08-01-2006, 19:38   #42
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I used to work in a hifi shop many years ago and once demonstrated the same cd player twice by mistake instead of switching the cables and cd as I should of. So the customer was hearing the same cd player twice in succession. Before I could admit that I misheard what they said and hadn't changed them over the customer started going on about how the sound varied between the two cd players. I seem to remember one of the cd players was an early Marantz (Gold version of a Philips player) with top loading. I can't remember what the other was but vaguely remember it being a Toshiba but not sure of this. Anyway both times it was the Marantz that played.

I'm not knocking the obvious sonic improvements that are justified and worth paying for with high end gear but you also have to factor in a large amount of nuts who just aren't all there. From my experience the sort of people that go on about how good french films are, become councillors or teachers and have heads full of idealism instead of practical logic. Thats just my experience of course.
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Old 08-01-2006, 19:52   #43
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From my experience the sort of people that go on about how good french films are, become councillors or teachers and have heads full of idealism instead of practical logic. Thats just my experience of course.


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Old 08-01-2006, 20:08   #44
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How do there people think a recording studio is wired up?
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I seem to remember one of the cd players was an early Marantz (Gold version of a Philips player) with top loading.
That'll have been the CD63, the equivalent Philips was the CD100 (and later the 101), which was the very first CD player they ever produced. I had it. I think I've only bettered that in the last few months when I bought my new "upsampling" DAC.

I recall in the early days, a magazine doing a test with that player. They had real musicians in a studio, playing live and piping it through a stereo in an adjacent room, with a listening panel. They blind A/B tested this against the CD player. None of the experts could tell the difference between the CD player and live musicians. I'm sure holes can be picked in how the test was conducted and what conclusions can be drawn, but interesting nevertheless.

I've no idea what cables they were using though. Maybe the differences were masked by parallax quantisisation of the full phase harmonics induced by polarised third-order capacitance in the asymetric dialectric.
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Old 08-01-2006, 20:23   #46
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Good Lord. That's funnier than the obviously tongue in cheek one I posted! ...
Fortunately, it was a hoax

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/...lesnakeoil.php

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Fooled me. A lot of the claims made in it (break in, colour of the cable etc) are used by believers.
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It must be a joke surely - adding an extra earth to your sockets will improve bass performance:

http://www.russandrews.com/product.a...SIRF%20%20alt=


Choosing the earth terminal option lets you add an additional earth for your system, improving bass performance and the soundstage.
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Choosing the earth terminal option lets you add an additional earth for your system, improving bass performance and the soundstage.
Yes - that's just in case the original earth becomes polarised....
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Yes - that's just in case the original earth becomes polarised....
Happened to me once. Next thing I know there was a discharge of 1.21 gigawatts and my AV kit ended up in 1955.
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Happened to me once. Next thing I know there was a discharge of 1.21 gigawatts and my AV kit ended up in 1955.
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The same people who'll buy HD-DVD or BluRay this year?
Maybe HD-DVD but there's no way you could compare Blu-ray owners to people who spend £700+ on a cable! The difference you'd see is probably hundreds of times that even the best cable could manage and for less money
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