More 'Audiophile' bullsh*t.

More 'Audiophile' bullsh*t.

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Zirconia

33,989 posts

234 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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WindyCommon said:
Zirconia said:
... flipping leccy board were blaming me...
Surely the ultimate council/boomer phrase..?
Guilty as charged.
I think.

But wrong thread.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Boomer? Big sub, fires missiles. I watched Hunt for Red October meaning I am a fully qualified sub mariner.

swisstoni

8,555 posts

229 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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I used to read all the HiFI mags and I remember that one journo (Ken Kessler if I recall) had his ‘listening room’ done out to the state of the art at the time.

Apart from some structural stuff like suspended floor he had the electricity board put a mini sub-station at the end of his garden!

I think that was one of my ‘this is bks’ moments.

tdm34

6,536 posts

160 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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TEKNOPUG said:
Zirconia said:
And the plug top fuse is still clipped in (two pre formed forks or bent metal to grip etc.). That has screws holding the stranded mains cable in by crushing it, that is plugged into a receptacle that has contacts that slide along the pin, that socket on a bit of twin and earth from the normally priced cable shop, that goes through another normally priced safety device then to the normally priced metering and then the public mains distribution through more stuff planted in the ground or hanging from your wall. The job of the fuse remains the same.

Same socket probably on a ring that feed the bread maker and TV etc. and inductive loads appearing.
Which is why High fidelity magnetic speaker cable adapters are crucial to the transparency of any high end audophile aparatus....


https://audiocomav.com/high-fidelity-magnetic-spea...
Afookin 4m XLR cable https://audiocomav.com/high-fidelity-ct-1-ultimate...
5m co-ax digital https://audiocomav.com/audioquest-coax-wild.html#/...








Zirconia

33,989 posts

234 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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tdm34 said:
Wave guides! Blast from the past. e planes and h planes and points of zero energy when there was measurable power going in and coming out. Past the basic course I just accept it as witch craft but the up shot is I could measure stuff through a waveguide, see the effect of a poorly matched waveguide and make my own and see the result of attenuation. Dealing in the Ghz range though.

Edit (TV transmission stuff not cables just in case it reads like cables)

Edited by Zirconia on Saturday 7th December 16:35

red997

1,270 posts

159 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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tdm34 said:
Do people really buy this crap ?!
more money than sense, as my late Dad would say

Deranged Rover

337 posts

24 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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swisstoni said:
I used to read all the HiFI mags and I remember that one journo (Ken Kessler if I recall) had his ‘listening room’ done out to the state of the art at the time.

Apart from some structural stuff like suspended floor he had the electricity board put a mini sub-station at the end of his garden!

I think that was one of my ‘this is bks’ moments.
Separate consumer unit and foo wiring, but no mention of a substation...

https://www.hifinews.com/content/ken-kessler

The substation seems to be the Japanese audiophile nutters:

https://gizmodo.com/obsessed-audiophiles-in-japan-...

Driller

7,232 posts

228 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Has this been posted here yet? Goes a long way to explaining all this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0&feat...

NDA

16,728 posts

175 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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dudleybloke said:
I tried a high-end transparent aluminium nanotube fuse and it added an earthy tibre that reminded me of a chesterfield suite and cigars.
Yes - as if a thin veil of gauze had been removed from my ribbon tweeters. The nanotube stereo soundstage had me looking down the horn of Coleman Hawkins - I had been transported to that smokey New York club scene, with all the fixed positioning coherence that only the aluminium tubes can provide.

Heres Johnny

5,476 posts

74 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Has anyone tried listening in a room filled with pure nitrogen?

Its meant to work for tyres, and the reduction in moisture content may create a more pure soundwave

Flooble

2,019 posts

50 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Heres Johnny said:
Has anyone tried listening in a room filled with pure nitrogen?

Its meant to work for tyres, and the reduction in moisture content may create a more pure soundwave
Depends how long the piece of music is I guess smile

Dromedary66

1,235 posts

88 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Driller said:
Has this been posted here yet? Goes a long way to explaining all this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0&feat...
Very interesting, I especially like that even when you know what is happening, it still works.

AW111

5,244 posts

83 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Flooble said:
Heres Johnny said:
Has anyone tried listening in a room filled with pure nitrogen?

Its meant to work for tyres, and the reduction in moisture content may create a more pure soundwave
Depends how long the piece of music is I guess smile
4:27 ?

swisstoni

8,555 posts

229 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Deranged Rover said:
swisstoni said:
I used to read all the HiFI mags and I remember that one journo (Ken Kessler if I recall) had his ‘listening room’ done out to the state of the art at the time.

Apart from some structural stuff like suspended floor he had the electricity board put a mini sub-station at the end of his garden!

I think that was one of my ‘this is bks’ moments.
Separate consumer unit and foo wiring, but no mention of a substation...

https://www.hifinews.com/content/ken-kessler

The substation seems to be the Japanese audiophile nutters:

https://gizmodo.com/obsessed-audiophiles-in-japan-...
Fair enough. I was remembering a 25y/o mag article so I’m taking a Mulligan on that one. hehe

I even remember Kessler’s Custom Car stuff. Just a good writer IMHO.

NDA

16,728 posts

175 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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swisstoni said:
Fair enough. I was remembering a 25y/o mag article so I’m taking a Mulligan on that one. hehe

I even remember Kessler’s Custom Car stuff. Just a good writer IMHO.
I worked on the Haymarket hifi mags in the early 80's... there was some classic stuff going on at the time - in terms of directional cables and all that sort of thing. Great fun. smile

MissChief

5,309 posts

118 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Heres Johnny said:
Has anyone tried listening in a room filled with pure nitrogen?

Its meant to work for tyres, and the reduction in moisture content may create a more pure soundwave
I have. For about twenty seconds it was the most amazing thing I'd ever heard. When I woke up in the hospital I had to tell everyone what I'd heard.

bristolracer

3,211 posts

99 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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NDA said:
I worked on the Haymarket hifi mags in the early 80's... there was some classic stuff going on at the time - in terms of directional cables and all that sort of thing. Great fun. smile
I was asked by a customer to install some directional cable for him. He was paying some silly amount for this cable in an effort to get the most out of his system.
His music source? A Sonos connect streaming spotify
Garbage in/garbage out was my thought.



Edited by bristolracer on Saturday 7th December 20:00

jontykint

349 posts

79 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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AW111 said:
Flooble said:
Heres Johnny said:
Has anyone tried listening in a room filled with pure nitrogen?

Its meant to work for tyres, and the reduction in moisture content may create a more pure soundwave
Depends how long the piece of music is I guess smile
4:27 ?
4:33 ?

AW111

5,244 posts

83 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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jontykint said:
4:33 ?
Dammit, I was going to google it, but went with my dodgy memory instead.

kayc

3,765 posts

171 months

Monday 9th December 2019
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Good piss-taking thread this that makes me laugh as a lot of this 'stuff 'is clearly ridiculous..i would just ask though anyone posting actually own a decent hi-end system or even heard one?

Zirconia

33,989 posts

234 months

Monday 9th December 2019
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Mine is on a stand, looks high to me.

Edit. No, wait, the cables are on the floor. Oh noes! But it is a wooden floor and the oil of snake comes in wood cable rests. I am saved.