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Old 23rd December 2009, 10:02 PM   #21
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In normal commercial audio equipment there are HUNDREDS of small but definitely magnetic sections in the signal path.

All resistors, except the VERY expenive ones have steel endcaps = magnetic, and may even have steel wires = very magnetic..

Many caps use steel connecting wires.

Valve pins are steel = magnetic.

Transistors, and ICs use a alloy that's magnetic for the connection pins/lead outs.

Even surface mount caps and R's use a nickel layer = magnetic.

Get yourself a really strong small neodymium magnet and check all these parts out. WE do before we buy any parts, and if they are magnetic we don't buy them.

Alex's technique could well have a good effect on magnetism picked up in all these magnetic sections. There are several commercial CDs available that do a similar thing.

So don't laugh at what you don't understand - or you may just label yourself a fool.

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Old 23rd December 2009, 10:51 PM   #22
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Don't forget to also change the steel screws in your loudspeakers to brass ones *sigh*

The idea is to rise above the snake oil, or so I thought.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 10:54 PM   #23
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There are several commercial CDs available that do a similar thing.
And you have to pay for them - mine is free!

Cheers,

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Old 24th December 2009, 01:53 AM   #25
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After you've finished your 35 second tune-up, check out these other useful items...

aahahahahaha okay, simply for taking the time to compile this list, you are now my favorite person
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Old 24th December 2009, 02:07 AM   #26
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Unfortunately, I haven't seen Elektor's CD demagnetizer in the list
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Old 24th December 2009, 08:33 AM   #27
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I'm simply sharing something that works in my system.
It's free and takes less than a minute or two to do.

Try it - don't try it...that's your choice.

It's fascinating that some people choose to invest more time and energy dismissing things than it would take to try them.
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Old 24th December 2009, 09:07 AM   #28
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In reply to magenetic components, the amount is miniscule, and if it was a concern I would be more worried about the effect this magentism would have in critical circuitry, ie life support, millitary, aerospace products. It is negligable to the extent it can be ignored, and being sourounded by changing currents is normal working conditions is not going to magnetise things to any appreciable extent IMO
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Old 24th December 2009, 11:48 AM   #29
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Default I think this one is maybe for the lovers of the snake oil.....

maybe an auditory illusion....otherwise known as wishful thinking...

For a living, I work with High voltage AC and DC, within an company making LARGE electrical generators, Motors etc. I used HUGE transformers everyday, and the electrical machines i test(the generators motors etc), contain cores of laminated silicon steel just like that of a transformer.

The very nature of AC voltages negate the possibilty of magnetisation of these magnetically permeable materials--in fact AC is used to de-magnetise in many applications. A LARGE DC voltage and current in proximity to ferromagnetic materials WILL however, over a period of time, magnetise it.

Trouble is, speakers dont utilise DC, at least only momentarily, when the cone jumps off the spider when an capless SS amp expires..... even within such amps, unless youre dealing with many many volts and tens of amps, CONSTANTLY, within the power supply for instance, then youre not going to suffer any real magnetisation AT ALL..

This is where the boatload of nonsense i believe has originated.

Heres a drink for the snake oil posse, next time lets skip the mary jane eh boys?
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Old 24th December 2009, 11:55 AM   #30
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Don't forget to also change the steel screws in your loudspeakers to brass ones *sigh*

The idea is to rise above the snake oil, or so I thought.

HAHA i didnt read all the thread. it was just too painful...... I thought I was going to be the only one to go down the old snake oil route...

Maybe if I consult my spirit guide, HE will tell me the way to make my speakers disperse sound in a spheroid point source, at infinite acceleration, warping the space-time continuum, and allowing me to cross dimensions, surfing my wave of sound. Or maybe i should see a shrink...
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