[time-nuts] Nuts and Phoolery

Robert Lutwak rlutwak at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 07:38:35 EDT 2010


Note that the Rb audio timing unit also provides an input for an external 10 
MHz reference. So the discerning audiophile can use his cesium if the 
rubidium drift becomes intolerable.

-RL
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From: "Dr. David Kirkby" <david.kirkby at onetel.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2010 7:30 AM
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
<time-nuts at febo.com>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Nuts and Phoolery

> On 07/ 4/10 08:48 AM, Steve Rooke wrote:
>> Maybe we are into the wrong sort of projects here, instead of knocking
>> together $10 "testers" we should get some cheap Rb units off fluke.l
>> and start turning out $15,000 audio equipment. Can you imagine how
>> much you could get for your ageing tube Cs unit in this phools market!
>> :)
>>
>> Steve
>
> Do the cheap fluke units allow locking to a 1 pps signal? If so, you could 
> sell a GPS locked version for even more!
>
> The point made in
>
> http://www.g8wrb.org/useful-stuff/pdf/audiophools.pdf
>
> is that the people that do this sort of thing must have pretty deep 
> pockets, which you don't associate with stupid people. (There are 
> exceptions of course). There was a guy I was at school with. His parents 
> were richer than most of us in the working class area of Walthamstow, East 
> London.
>
> He did advanced level (A-level) in physics, chemistry and maths, just like 
> me. He used speaker cables that had arrows on them pointing in the 
> direction the music was supposed to flow. I asked him why. He could not 
> offer any explanation of any logic for this, but still bought them, as he 
> could afford to.
>
> Dave
>
>>
>> On 4 July 2010 19:33, Rob Kimberley<rk at timing-consultants.com>  wrote:
>>> Maybe we've all been missing something in our timing projects.
>>> Must get some of that high purity 6N copper wire.......
>>> :-)
>>> Rob K
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>>> Behalf Of J. Forster
>>> Sent: 03 July 2010 10:51 PM
>>> To: time-nuts at febo.com
>>> Subject: [time-nuts] Nuts and Phoolery
>>>
>>>
>>> master_clocks/g-0rb/<http://esoteric.teac.com/master_clocks/g-0rb/>
>>>
>>> About $15,000.
>>>
>>> -John
>>>
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