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Old 29th November 2006, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Auric Illuminator - Improve the sound of your CDs

What the......???

What is "Charge induced wobble"????

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Auric Illuminator improves the audible and visible playback quality of all optical discs. Developed as an advanced optical resolution enhancement, Auric Illuminator is incredibly effective.

Auric Illuminator will help your disc player to retrieve all the available data on your discs at the right time. Auric Illuminator allows the laser pickup to track the disc more accurately. It also improves discrimination of the exact beginning and end of the reflective and non-reflective areas on the track.

You haven't really experienced the true potential of digital formats until you see and hear the results of one treatment on a CD, DVD, Laserdisc or SACD. The subjective experience is greatly enhanced by Auric Illuminator.


Improves the optical signal to noise ratio by reducing ambient light in the disc material. This minimizes ambiguous signal transition points (reflect/non-reflect junctions).


Improves optical transparency by reducing reflection and refraction.

Removes stored energy from the disc surface and prevents future static build up. This eliminates charge induced wobble making the disc easier to track.

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Old 29th November 2006, 02:13 AM   #2
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Old 29th November 2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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if you want to try a CD treatment, try something nice and cheap off a supermarket shelf, like pledge. Does the same thing, leaves you with a lot more money in the pocket.
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Old 29th November 2006, 06:45 AM   #4
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Nah...I don't want to try any form of treatment....my CDs are just fine as they are!

Just thought this would get a laugh......
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Old 29th November 2006, 08:00 AM   #5
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I recently tried three identical discs .....one left untreated ,one treated with auric illuminator and one with Cd Flux.

In my system .....there were no obvious effects detween the untreated and auric. There were some differences with cd flux...opening of the soundstage, sweeter top end, better PRaT.

Now a cd treatment that does work .....for me and in at least five other system. I've likened the change to spending 5k on the front end [cdp pre and power] .....

Is the Audio Systeme Glasse CD Lathe

For my system every aspect of the sound is improved .....but don't ask why as I have no idea .....

What is clear though is that if you have duplicate discs one lathed and one not, swaping between the two the differences jaw dropping on some discs others its only mind boggling.

I've only had one disc were you could tell the difference but it was relatively small ...a bit like the difference between two similar priced ic 's

Don't take my word for it .....find out for yourselves !
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Old 29th November 2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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Looking at the picture, it looks like you get some glass cleaner, some cleaning cloths, and a black magic marker.

Oooh, I just realized, he forgot to add that this system can also be used to defeat the DRM on some CDs!!! (oh wait, that would violate the DMCA)

One thing I found recently that helped with some pretty scratched up CDs I have was something called "glass wax" that helped enough that I could get almost everything off the CD using EAC whereas before treatment, there were at least two songs it couldn't get. As to sound quality? I would guess its improved, since they'll now mostly play.
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What is clear though is that if you have duplicate discs one lathed and one not, swaping between the two the differences jaw dropping on some discs others its only mind boggling.
Surely with those sorts of startling differences, you'd be able to distinguish them in a blind test. Since these treatments make claims that are outside the bounds of conventional science, they would probably be considered paranormal. There's a million dollars waiting for you.
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Old 29th November 2006, 01:49 PM   #8
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If your going to blind test you need ..if your going to do it properly about 5 other people....just to conduct the test then about population of 50 ... to get a good statistical sample...

But as I say don't take my word for it go and find out for yourself!
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Go find out for myself? unfortunately at $500 I can't afford to to just test it out.

I've read about people doing this sort of thing before this device came out, sand smooth the edge of CDs and blacking out the out and inner clear rings with a black vivid. You're suppose to be care how much you sand off as you can break the seal that protects the aluminium information layer of the CD which will result in oxidization.

Haven't tried it yet myself, but I do plan to on some CDr backups.
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Here in the Northwest, our stereo club (Pacific Northwest Stereo Society) has tried all kinds of tweeks, AB tests on ICs and so forth. We have, on a couple of occasions, tried lathes and sprays, blue/green pens, etc., and the general feeling in the end was that it didn't make much, if any, discernable difference.

It does seem that if you're seeking to restore a disk, that polishing with a plexiglas cleaner/polish used for motorcycle helmet face shields seems to help. Another remedy that has appearently proved worthwhile for some has been applying "Rain-X", a windshield treatment for automobiles.

If you are creating CDs however, I can recommend using EAC for the error correction feature. Many have stated that you can make copies better than the originals.

Evidently it works pretty good as it reads and rereads and rereads.................until it has a fix on the correct bit or whatever. It's over my head and there are many more qualified than I that claim it works. I have heard some of the CDs and they do sound pretty good compared to the original.

Gary Koh, CEO of Genesis Advanced Technologies and I have compared notes on the use of Black CD-Rs and agree that they "seem" to sound better. Winston Ma of FIM likes the Black CD-Rs, but feels that Red CD-Rs are even better. In the past I've done many comparisons between imation [sic] silver CDs-Rs and the Black CD-Rs recorded on the same computer and burned consecutively (I even changed the order of which was done first, just in case). I honestly "think" that the Black CDs sound better, presenting a smoother, fullbodied presentation than the silver CDs.

Is there anyone here that has had experience with these? I would sure like to hear of your impressions and comparisons.

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