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Old 20th November 2006, 02:38 AM   #1
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....the more they stay the same!

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Old 20th November 2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Nice. Equally nice to see old Mad still hold up.
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Old 20th November 2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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The guy who wrote that one clearly was an audiophile- a little too much insight unless he was addicted...
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Old 20th November 2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Any "true" audiophile would not be able to muster sufficient self deprication to write such an article. He rather was, what I refer to as hifi redneck.
One that doesn't believe in cable sound and thinks 20 - 20kHz are sufficient bandwidth for the human ears, and all that a turntable has to do to sound good is low rumble and constant speed.
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Old 20th November 2006, 08:50 PM   #5
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Originally posted by audio-kraut
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If you have a definition for that I would appreciate it. They wouldn't accept my definition when I applied for a hunting license.
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Old 20th November 2006, 09:07 PM   #6
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Based on years spend aimlessly on audioforums here and in germany:

Cables make a world of difference - any cable at less than 500$/pair cannot be good. And a really good cable doubles the value of the equipment (sometimes it does - considering prices)

Shun mook discs work, so does anything you can place on top of a unit used for "sound" reproduction (not sound reproduction), magic pebbles included.

Units that alter the room air make a significant difference (don't ask how they change the room air)

The seating position has to be measured in and is only to be changed when a new piece of equipment is added.

Turntables at price levels above 5000$ have magical qualities - the blacks get blacker......

The colour of the frontplate for sure does influence the sound, so do knobs turned from wood

Cables have to be suspended so not to be excited by floor vibrations

Silver solder (at 4% content) has significant influence on the sound...

Any blinded tests confirming any of the above claims are a work of satan and to be shunned, their proponents to be sprinkled with the highly refined quartz sand to be used in you speaker stand...


I could go on - but I guess you get my drift...
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Old 20th November 2006, 09:16 PM   #7
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They wouldn't accept my definition when I applied for a hunting license.
they wouldn't accept the definition - or do you mean to say they wouldn't issue you a hunting license after the definition brought forward by you?
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Old 20th November 2006, 09:27 PM   #8
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I meant I was not issued a license to hunt them. I will reapply with your excellent description.

I noticed you didn't mention elevating the amplifier to ease the electron flow nor did you mention how the colour and luminescence of the LED's affect the ambiance. I feel those should be included.
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Old 21st November 2006, 12:29 AM   #9
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I kinda stirred up a hornets nest on audio asylum about this rip-off product.........LOL
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I noticed you didn't mention elevating the amplifier to ease the electron flow nor did you mention how the colour and luminescence of the LED's affect the ambiance. I feel those should be included.
You are right, of course, but there are so many things out there and each influences this ominous thing
S O U N D in a multifacetted way that one has a hard time to keep track of things...too many tweaks, too little time...the true audiophiles live is one to feel sorry about...lets pass the hat..
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