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Old 22nd May 2013, 05:33 PM   #61
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On second thought, I'll just leave the glitches, you still have to figure out which it is.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 05:59 PM   #62
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hum... let me guess, where do you plug i/o?
wherever takes your fancy
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Old 22nd May 2013, 06:05 PM   #63
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Balanced interconnects could get interesting
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Old 22nd May 2013, 06:18 PM   #64
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Pano, great idea, great fun, first couple of runs on my computer system did not reveal any obvious differences.

I need more time to run it through Diffmaker, but first need to convert MP3 to wav.

I tried to download converters but got entangled in a web of installation requests for search bars, PC tune up programs and what have you.

Does anyone have a link to a good converter from a trustworthy source?
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Old 22nd May 2013, 06:48 PM   #65
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I'm sure you can get a difference in DiffMaker (the flac files should convert easily), the more interesting question is whether or not you can actually hear a difference. After all, if there's night and day audible differences between copper and silver or PVC and Teflon, you'd think that banana/potato vs copper or mud ought to be blatantly evident.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 07:07 PM   #66
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yep, you'd hope it would be clear as...... mud.

To convert MP3 to wave should not be hard, I think there are a lot of free converters around. Audacity will do it (use "export" function) and it's free. It's a lot more than just a drag and drop converter, tho. Or how about Foobar?
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Old 23rd May 2013, 05:52 AM   #67
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bonjour Pano!

tried on headphones all tracks a few times.. can't say much, they do sound a lot alike!!

well done.
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Next project is to make a potentiometer volume control out of mud. Should be easy.
I was thinking a bowl of soup with a couple of spoons in it.

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how about... liquid cables?
How about the Poohbah's Liqiuiphonic Hosings? If you can find some 7yr old NOS, they should be nicely matured by now.
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Old 23rd May 2013, 05:38 PM   #69
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Did some fun experiments in the shop today. Sent a signal (a guy talking on a microphone) thru a banana, then thru a potato, then with the banana and the potato touching each other. Then we sent it thru the potato, 5 people holding hands, and back thru the banana.
There were many jokes about "Here - Hold my banana".

All worked flawlessly. It's very amusing to hear a voice going thru a fruit, a vegetable and a chain of 5 people. Everyone was astonished at how well it worked. There was a few dB attenuation, but no real change in the sound.

Try it yourself, amaze your friends!
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You have that many fruit cakes in your shop ??
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