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Old 12th May 2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Talking Delicious Snake Oil

I had a good laugh reading this

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/hificri...to_storage.htm

Please share any notable snake oil you've found in your travels
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Old 12th May 2015, 12:20 PM   #2
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I had a good laugh reading this

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/hificri...to_storage.htm

Please share any notable snake oil you've found in your travels
uhhhhhhhh, wut?

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That hint of glaze on QNAP1 also showed an impaired subjective noise floor elsewhere. In hi-fi parlance, QNAP2 had the blacker silences and deeper spaces between notes.
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Old 12th May 2015, 1:00 PM   #3
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Why are audiophiles the biggest retards?
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Old 12th May 2015, 1:03 PM   #4
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Gold. Like Optical Cable GOLD.

They don't even say how they are mounting the devices. 10/10 would read again.
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Old 12th May 2015, 1:38 PM   #5
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I think we've found the answer to the 'Why RAID?' thread in the storage forum

Why RAID?
Because it gives body and richness to music
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Old 12th May 2015, 1:58 PM   #6
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Why does this blog not have a comments section below the article, I wonder?
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Old 12th May 2015, 3:48 PM   #7
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That is absolutely,totally and utterly hilarious.

I'm amazed they didn't raise the critical issue of oxygen-free copper LAN cables though..

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Why are audiophiles the biggest retards?
Not sure, but personally I suspect its because sound reproduction is one aspect of human endeavour that is not that well understood by the large majority of people. The exceptions would be some musicians, those who're involved in audio engineering or electronics, or objective minded people who seek the truth.

Ergo you have a market ripe for abuse by shifty audio gear makers and sales people.
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Not sure, but personally I suspect its because sound reproduction is one aspect of human endeavour that is not that well understood by the large majority of people. The exceptions would be some musicians, those who're involved in audio engineering or electronics, or objective minded people who seek the truth.

Ergo you have a market ripe for abuse by shifty audio gear makers and sales people.
As soon as I saw the word parlance I knew he was just a massive wanker.
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Old 12th May 2015, 4:40 PM   #11
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Some of the things I've seen over the years.

- wooden volume knobs improve the sound (over plastic or metal ones obviously)
- cable conditioners (somehow realigns the atoms in the cable)
- cables made from exotic metals and practices, somehow sounds exactly the same as some bent coathanger wire.
- unidirectional cables (they sound better one way than the other)
- 'pucks' that sit atop a CD so it doesn't vibrate in the drive
- $60,000 CD players (that you need a pre-amp and amp as well just to use)
- Power filters
- oxygen free copper that's crystalline aligned 240v cables
- retuning musical instruments so 'A' is 432Hz instead of 440Hz. because 432Hz is harmonious with the natural vibrations of hydrogen (thus water, thus 70% of your body). or some such crap.

audiophiles have all the best drugs ideas.
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Old 12th May 2015, 4:57 PM   #12
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you forgot those space thingos! you know, the pieces of wood you leave in the corners of a room to do something something something ambiance vibrations something!
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- 'pucks' that sit atop a CD so it doesn't vibrate in the drive
- $60,000 CD players (that you need a pre-amp and amp as well just to use)
Both of those seem quite reasonable.

The puck may reduce any whirring noises from the drive, ie 'sound pollution' in the listening space. It is also possible to read damaged CDs and get different results both times, though I doubt a puck would help in such a scenario it could certainly claim to.

And the CD player whilst appearing excessive would likely have a DAC in it, which do come in different quality levels. And when the DAC is packed in with other electronics, there is potential interference, so a pricier model certainly could be better (but not at reading off the disc as that isnt exactly hard).
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- retuning musical instruments so 'A' is 432Hz instead of 440Hz. because 432Hz is harmonious with the natural vibrations of hydrogen (thus water, thus 70% of your body).
There may actually be some merit to this..
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