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Old 15th December 2003, 05:44 PM   #1
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About 4 years ago in Stereophile there was a tweak talked about involving 2 quarters and a dime. Place the quarters on the top front two corners of the box, and the dime in between on the front edge. It was suposed to help clarity and imaging.
What other strange tweaks have you all heard about doing to spekaers and equipment to improve the sound of things?
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Old 15th December 2003, 05:53 PM   #2
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How could 3 coins on the top of a speaker could improve the sound????

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Old 15th December 2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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I am quite certain this is the best $0.60 tweak that there is!

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Would that be frequency or power dependent? Anyway, On my 300W cabs they'd jump off.
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my maggies dont have a cabinet! i just saved $0.60!
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At that time some english audiophiles checked the trick out too.
They said that due to the sympathetic vibrations of the coins, there was some energy added in the vertical axis above the speaker, so it gave some hint of natural musical instrument dispersion and sense of height. Something in the same line of thought that back panel supertweeters serve today on Wilsons and Martin Logans.
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Old 15th December 2003, 07:57 PM   #8
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thats right. Now I remeber the thinking behind it. What other kind of bizaar tweaks have people tried or heard of?
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Old 15th December 2003, 08:29 PM   #9
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The most mystic tweak (that did nothing not to improve but to even change the sound) was this positive energy ladden foil strips
that this English guy who now lives in Japan sent me for free through self paid mail.
His father he said was into magnetics and inheritted to him some way of magnetically treating foils and mettalic element emulsions so to balance the negative energy charges in listening spaces.
He was so adamant about the clear benefits so I was in a bit of akward position to report him zero benefits in my system and room.
He told me that something very special must be happening not to notice the tragic improvement...
So I thought of a .... paliative. I said that some guru once told a friend (true story) that monuments load their surrounding grounds with tons of positive energy, so it was probable that I had no negative imbalances because I live 10mins walk from the Parthenon in Athens! Hence nothing to treat.
He found it a very reasonable answer.
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Default Re: Anyone remember the coin tweak?

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About 4 years ago in Stereophile there was a tweak talked about involving 2 quarters and a dime. Place the quarters on the top front two corners of the box, and the dime in between on the front edge. It was suposed to help clarity and imaging.
It wasn't a tweak, but a pun. The pun was that after you placed the coins on your speakers, you can then "hear the change." Get it? Change? Quarters, nickels and dimes?

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