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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2016, 03:58:37 PM »
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2016, 11:30:02 AM »

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2016, 05:57:08 AM »
OK, people.  I think we have now reached the absolute zenith of stupidity and BS:

http://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/04/kemp-elektroniks-maxiimus-p16-review_3.html
http://www.kempelektroniks.nl/en/918/kemp-elektroniks/products/shunt-conditioners/fostac-maxiimus-p16

That might be the BIGGEST waste of money Ive EVER seen :P They don't even explain WTF it even does!!! They just say it works with the internal resonances of the earth and its radiation field or something like that, but never say what it does for the audio! What a waste of $$!!!
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Re: $350 ethernet cable - teardown and bench test
« Reply #63 on: October 02, 2016, 12:15:58 PM »
How 'bout some magic pebbles to go with yer fancy ethernet cables and resonators? (No affiliation!) > http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina31.htm

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #64 on: October 02, 2016, 11:17:09 PM »
Meh... it's only about 1700 Euros... I've seen cables selling for 10 times that much. ::)
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2020, 03:34:38 PM »
This one is an entirely new category of Audio Snake Oil for me.

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2020, 05:06:05 PM »
Bwa-ha-ha-haha!

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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2020, 10:16:15 AM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2020, 02:54:26 PM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2020, 08:26:34 PM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
new agers

I was just thinking the same thing. Also conspiracy theorist, which overlaps with New Agers a lot.
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2020, 03:39:34 PM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
The article and product is so stupid I Agree.
Audiophilia is basically a search for "heavy air" as Bob Weir might put it.      :o
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2020, 06:28:25 PM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
The article and product is so stupid I Agree.
Audiophilia is basically a search for "heavy air" as Bob Weir might put it.      :o
It was "thick air" that Bobby was looking for. :-)
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2020, 08:12:00 PM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
The article and product is so stupid I Agree.
Audiophilia is basically a search for "heavy air" as Bob Weir might put it.      :o
It was "thick air" that Bobby was looking for. :-)
Ahso. I thought I may have had the wrong adjective. I'm betting the Dead found the thick air more often than this dude's weird absorber works!
Who has a link to the thick air interview?    ;D
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2020, 08:59:00 PM »
Is there any hobby as susceptible to this nonsense as audiophiles?  Serious question.
The article and product is so stupid I Agree.
Audiophilia is basically a search for "heavy air" as Bob Weir might put it.      :o
It was "thick air" that Bobby was looking for. :-)
Ahso. I thought I may have had the wrong adjective. I'm betting the Dead found the thick air more often than this dude's weird absorber works!
Who has a link to the thick air interview?    ;D
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-grateful-deads-anthem-of-the-sun-10-things-you-didnt-know-2-700628/

2. Relations between the band and producer Dave Hassinger broke down when Bob Weir requested the ambient sound of “thick air.”
Having produced the band’s debut, Warner Bros. staff producer Dave Hassinger was drafted in to record its follow-up a few months later. But with the band exploring decidedly more experimental territory on Anthem – not least telling Hassinger they wanted to record environmental audio of both the desert and the city – the producer jumped ship. “I was describing how I envisioned the song, and [long-term Dead sound engineer Dan Healy] and Hassinger were hassling over something,” Bob Weir said in Oliver Trager’s 1997 guide The American Book of the Dead. “I announced, ‘Right here I want the sound of thick air.’ I couldn’t describe it back then, because I didn’t know what I was talking about. I do know now: a little bit of white noise and a little bit of compression. I was thinking about something kind of like the buzzing that you hear in your ears in a hot, sticky summer day.”
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Re: Audio Snake Oil
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2020, 11:24:03 AM »
"Heavy Air"?  Like ozone?

Just run one of these in your listening room.  Not while you're in there though - it's toxic!

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