[time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery

John Pettitt jpp at cloudview.com
Fri Apr 20 16:14:13 EDT 2007


It's the $250 HDMI cable 
(http://www.audioconnect.com/html/hdmi-3_hdmi_cable.html) that takes the 
prize IMHO - analog is voodoo to most people and they can be bamboozled 
by talk of SWR's etc- but digital is just digital - it works or it 
doesn't.     I'd be willing to bet that this $250 cable is no better 
than the $19.95 one hooked to my Apple TV (neat toy BTW).

Then again most people are happy with a cheap timex and a clock radio - 
I have three independent GPS clocks and two WWV clocks so maybe I 
shouldn't be too quick to comment.

John (who still wears a mechanical watch)


Daun Yeagley wrote:
> I had passed a couple of these posts on to one of my buddies at Motorola, since
> we and a few others have by chance been having a parallel discussion of such
> topics. Check out his message.
>
> OK,
>
> This is as crazy as it gets.  I have seen the high end power cables
> before and consider this the ultimate in audiophoolishness ... I'm not
> sure this is the most expensive example, but it surely establishes that
> there is no connection between reality and audiophoolery.
>
> Check it out:  http://www.audioconnect.com/html/pk10_palladian.html 
>
> SWR enhanced!!!!  God, it's so simple, why didn't I think of it?
>
> Jim
>
>
> This one just fit so nicely into our discussions!
>
>
> Daun 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf
> Of John Pettitt
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 1:03 AM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] OT: Audiophoolery
>
> 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!
>
> John
>
>
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