[time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

Magnus Danielson cfmd at bredband.net
Fri Apr 20 03:59:41 EDT 2007


From: John Pettitt <jpp at cloudview.com>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:03:22 -0700
Message-ID: <4628499A.7070206 at cloudview.com>

> Dr. David Kirkby wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 02:21, Bruce Lane wrote:
> >   
> >> 	Discussions involving audiphoolery, particularly where silly things like $500 knobs and "atomic" references for CD writing are involved, never fail to amuse me.
> >>
> >> 	With that in mind, and given the current thread about Antelope Audio, I feel compelled to point out a link which, I think, illustrates one of the peaks to which "audiophools" will go to satisfy their obsessions.
> >>
> >> 	http://www.monstercable.com/productDisplay.asp?pin=195
> >>
> >> 	I invite all to have a good chuckle over this one. ;-)
> >>
> >> Keep the peace(es).
> >>     
> >
> >
> > Take a look at this "Aromatherapy and Audiophools" which appeared in
> > Electronics World and Wireless World, October 1999. I thought it was so
> > funny I scanned it and stuck it on my web site. 
> >
> >
> > http://www.g8wrb.org/useful-stuff/audiophools.pdf
> >
> >   
> I still remember the mercury filled speaker wires post - see also
> 
> http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/hall/8701/Audio_BS.htm
> 
> and in case anybody still needs convincing
> 
> http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article/mps/UAN/632/v/3/sp/332683698431330268420
> 
> "*Harmonic Technology Fantasy
> 
> *In our test system Fantasy proved to be an extremely charming cable, it 
> is extremely fine and smooth while being able to resolve detail with 
> ease. Acoustic space is well defined and instrument tone is pretty good 
> too."
> 
> Excuse me while I gag.  $900 for a par of 3m wires!

I'm just awaiting that the heavy water cables is showing up. $900 for a pair of
3m wires is a bargain! :P

Dead-sea saltwater would probably make better conductors thought.

Cheers,
Magnus




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