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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2015, 09:09:20 AM »
8< redundant image

Is that one of those infamous miles of wire reverb/delay units?
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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2015, 09:20:43 AM »
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Presently on top of my mono corner speaker:
A tuning fork mounted in a resonation box, with the mouth of the box pointed to the listener. An african thumb harp (don't know the name; plinky metal sounding, played with thumbs), a sweet potato flute, a pair of maracas. I even had a tenor banjo out for a while.
It didn't make it sound any better.
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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2015, 09:49:37 AM »
Good, perhaps unintentional, banjo joke there.

Is that one of those infamous miles of wire reverb/delay units?

That's a plate-reverb unit.  Basically a sound-proof box containing a big rectangular gong with a speaker coil and a couple contact mics attached to it.  Posted as another example of an intentionally-resonant system engineered for musical applications.

The EMT plate reverb is roughly analogous to the soundboards of Shun Mooks fiddles.
The coke bottle hemholtz-resonator is roughly analogous to the air mass volume within of the fiddle bodies and f-holes .
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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2015, 09:57:24 AM »
That image with the ghastly equation,....
that thing reminds me of the African Udu drum.
Its a clay pot, that looks just like the vessel in the diagram. On some of them, on one side, they left an opening that is covered with a leather skin drum head.  It is just a wet luscious low blorpy sound.
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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2015, 10:24:08 AM »
An african thumb harp (don't know the name; plinky metal sounding, played with thumbs)

That would be a kalimbaEarth, Wind & Fire made excellent use of it.

BTW, I'm renaming this thread to what it's now become - mods please move it to wherever would be most appropriate.
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2015, 10:28:11 AM »
sorry for the 'jackin.
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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2015, 10:58:08 AM »

Check out this quote from their website:
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I bet the secret ingredient is finely ground and dried bullshit...

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2015, 11:00:00 AM »
sorry for the 'jackin.

No, I think I threadjacked myself with those resonator cups.  Plus, this is more fun than just talking about crazy overpriced cables, which is too easy. ;D
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2015, 12:37:24 PM »
Yeah, this is funner. 
I'm not a fan of the eat the rich threads.  To some people, $350 is what they made while making coffee in the morning, before beginning their productive day.  I've worked for those types, presented bills for my work to those types, and was given my bill back, suggesting to make it bigger. Money is no object to some folk. If it makes them happy, then so be it.

but, yeah,... they also make themselves a bit of a target.
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2015, 12:41:17 PM »
Yeah, this is funner. 
I'm not a fan of the eat the rich threads.  To some people, $350 is what they made while making coffee in the morning, before beginning their productive day.  I've worked for those types, presented bills for my work to those types, and was given my bill back, suggesting to make it bigger. Money is no object to some folk. If it makes them happy, then so be it.

but, yeah,... they also make themselves a bit of a target.

Yeah, I suppose if you're one of those dude that walks around with half-a-mil in their suitcase (see Snoop Dogg), getting something like this ain't nothing but a G thang...

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2015, 01:22:54 PM »
I have hit the mother lode:

http://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=24446&start=615

And from that thread, a brilliant parody by Rane Audio: http://www.rane.com/pi14.html
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2015, 01:41:34 PM »
I have hit the mother lode:

http://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=24446&start=615

And from that thread, a brilliant parody by Rane Audio: http://www.rane.com/pi14.html

Hilarious...

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2015, 02:27:36 PM »
Im thinking about marketing my soapstone bulk tape eraser; I call it a soapstone record player plinth.


whats that you ask?
i dropped a neodymium magnet on this plinth when I was building it. It rolled off, and "fell", sort of. Well, it actually stuck to the stone.
So, maybe as effective, or more effective than the credit card stabilizer, record denoisificator?
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2015, 04:13:20 PM »
can someone recommend some non-snake oil quality XLR cables?

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2015, 04:23:16 PM »
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