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Old 16th January 2011, 08:28 PM   #121
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Please read what I said a bit more carefully. I did not say this item is a fake not that it will or will not work. I stated that I did not know about the device as I have not had a chance to test it and thus have no way to validate it's performance.

Buuuuuuuut - at $9,000 USD - I have a feeling in my gut that the engineering team that designed this device has some serious explaining to do before they convince me that it is worth that much money.
I'm sure it is chock full of Bybee quantum purifiers after the $20 RFI filter.

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Old 16th January 2011, 08:29 PM   #122
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Just heard something on the radio about DIY (not audio, just in general).
"some of the present DIY movement is about control". Meaning if you do it yourself, you have more control over the end product. That may or may not be practical, but it sure is satisfying!

On the subject of High End Audio, having met many of the manufacturers, I find most of them friendly and honest, they really believe in what they are selling. As much or more so than most manufactures of other stuff I have met. They also seem to believe in their high prices, which is a shame, IMO. But consumers DO drive the market.
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Just hear something on the radio about DIY (not audio, just in general).
"some of the present DIY movement is about control". Meaning if you do it yourself, you have more control over the end product. That may or may not be practical, but it sure is satisfying!
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Old 16th January 2011, 08:34 PM   #124
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Hi dfidler - glad to see another Brit bringing a bit of civility to our little tribe here in the "Colonies".

I spent many years working for the US Government and I know really expensive BS when I see it!!

I'm pretty sure that one of our purchasing agents would have been very interested in that little plug extender so they could mount it next to the $600 toilet seats.
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Old 16th January 2011, 08:36 PM   #125
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The differences are too subtle for human ear to detect.
If that was really true, then the human race would have succumbed to the lions, tigers & bears some time ago.

It is really quite amazing what the human ear can detect.

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Old 16th January 2011, 08:43 PM   #126
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The fact that we stand on our hind legs had much more impact on our survival. As animals go we do not have keen eyesight, hearing nor smell, your average dog can outdo you 1000:1. Now imagine if animals insisted on high end audio, it would truly be remarkable equipmnet.
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Old 16th January 2011, 08:44 PM   #127
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An elephant's growl is sub-sonic and can be heard by other animals up to 15 km away. I wonder how many watts do they pack and what the sub-woofer in their throats look like.
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Old 16th January 2011, 08:53 PM   #129
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If that was really true, then the human race would have succumbed to the lions, tigers & bears some time ago.

It is really quite amazing what the human ear can detect.

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THD below 1% is not audible for human ear. You can detect subtle sounds among other subtle sounds. But you won't detect subtle sounds if you crank up the volume. This is the problem of the whole Hi-Fi and High-End market: what you can hear and what you imagine you can hear...
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THD below 1% is not audible for human ear.
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