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post #136 of 202
I cant believe this thread is at 7 pages.
post #137 of 202
You don't notice it, but it slowly gets out of hand. I'm starting to think it's all in his head, the ultimate power of suggestion. The small bottle of pebbles is too open and bright, a lighter sound, while the books are heavier and dull sounding. It sounds to me more like he's describing the object and then adding sounding to the end of the description. Actually it seems like a lot of his tweaks are like that. Odd.
post #138 of 202
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I found mass damping by accident. I switched my P300 Power Plant into another P300 which didn't have the 2 input transformers and 1 output transformer inside. Only the circuit board was inside the P300. So it was 3-4 times lighter than what I had before.
I complained of tinny sound similar to T-Amp, I thought some warm-up would solve the problem but after a day I still got the tinny sound. Placing the Marmor stone at the rear of the empty P300 solved the problem and the tinny sound was gone.
post #139 of 202
Patrick has there been any change in the temperature, either with the changes or because of them? You found lots of changes caused by room temperature and atmospheric temperature. I'm thinking that the Heavy stone must be colder than the books. Does it cause this benefit by drawing heat out of the equipment, perhaps counterbalancing that the ERS paper is insulating the casing.
post #140 of 202
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I found mass damping by accident. I switched my P300 Power Plant into another P300 which didn't have the 2 input transformers and 1 output transformer inside. Only the circuit board was inside the P300. So it was 3-4 times lighter than what I had before.
I complained of tinny sound similar to T-Amp, I thought some warm-up would solve the problem but after a day I still got the tinny sound. Placing the Marmor stone at the rear of the empty P300 solved the problem and the tinny sound was gone.
Maybe if your tweaks had any sort of measurable affect, or if they were based in physics, more people would take you seriously. So far your outlandish ideas have no supporting evidence at all. Not even blind A/B tests.
post #141 of 202
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Patrick has there been any change in the temperature, either with the changes or because of them? You found lots of changes caused by room temperature and atmospheric temperature. I'm thinking that the Heavy stone must be colder than the books. Does it cause this benefit by drawing heat out of the equipment, perhaps counterbalancing that the ERS paper is insulating the casing.
But this poses another problem. After enough time with the equipment on, won't the stone increase in temperature, and begin to lose its effectiveness? Or maybe it does radiate the heat fast enough to maintain a cooler temperature, it is a Turkish stone afterall...
post #142 of 202
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I know this won't be very popular considering your fan base on here, but after all this time I have to say it. While I do believe in some tweaks, and have gotten some level of improvement from them, with your completely overboard borderline maniacal incessant tampering, it's quite hard to take you seriously quite frankly. But hey if you're having a good time by all means carry on.
fan base? can i be the president?
post #143 of 202
rofl im literally sitting here laughing at how ridiculous that setup looks
post #144 of 202
although I'm in favour of different opinions on the forum, the real problem with patrick is that he posts OFF TOPIC. This is the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories Forum. NOT the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories and Stories About Your Trips Overseas With A Short Paragraph About A Tweak Stuck On The End Forum.

If his post started with "when i was 12 i went to turkey and bought a stone for $30. I found it in my cupboard last week and decided to stick it on my audio system, and the changes were as follows..." i'd be fine with it. It's incredibly annoying to have to read through a massive story before i can hear about the tweak, when i'm reading the tweak forum. If I wanted to hear holiday stories I'd go to the "members lounge".

His post is 1472 words long. 52 words are about a tweak, 1420 are off topic. I'm all for the banning of members who start massive off topic threads. If you want to post a "funny" story about a holiday then post in the members lounge, not the cables and tweaks forum

some people think he's an asset to the community because they find him entertaining and that's fine by me; but all the treads that he makes for the sole purpose of getting laughs belong in the members lounge, not the cables and tweaks forum. If I want to have a laugh I go to the members lounge. I come to the cables and tweaks forum to learn about cables and tweaks, and patrick is making that very difficult by polluting the forum with his silly holiday stories
post #145 of 202
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This is the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories Forum. NOT the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories and Stories About Your Trips Overseas With A Short Paragraph About A Tweak Stuck On The End Forum.

I don't see the catagory about stand on a soap box either!

PS. Your post is 278 words long. 278 words off topic. At least in the end, Patrick talked about tweaks.
post #146 of 202
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although I'm in favour of different opinions on the forum, the real problem with patrick is that he posts OFF TOPIC. This is the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories Forum. NOT the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories and Stories About Your Trips Overseas With A Short Paragraph About A Tweak Stuck On The End Forum.

If his post started with "when i was 12 i went to turkey and bought a stone for $30. I found it in my cupboard last week and decided to stick it on my audio system, and the changes were as follows..." i'd be fine with it. It's incredibly annoying to have to read through a massive story before i can hear about the tweak, when i'm reading the tweak forum. If I wanted to hear holiday stories I'd go to the "members lounge".

His post is 1472 words long. 52 words are about a tweak, 1420 are off topic. I'm all for the banning of members who start massive off topic threads. If you want to post a "funny" story about a holiday then post in the members lounge, not the cables and tweaks forum

some people think he's an asset to the community because they find him entertaining and that's fine by me; but all the treads that he makes for the sole purpose of getting laughs belong in the members lounge, not the cables and tweaks forum. If I want to have a laugh I go to the members lounge. I come to the cables and tweaks forum to learn about cables and tweaks, and patrick is making that very difficult by polluting the forum with his silly holiday stories
I don't see the problem in telling the background of a stone that he used for a tweak, a story like this just makes it all more fun to read about.

Nowere can I read: (A tell a fun story together with the tweak - free forum)
post #147 of 202
This is the greatest thread ever! Patrick, where can I see wider angle pictures of your entire rig? How do you change your volume? Don't you have heat problems? Have you heard any sound that you didn't want to tweak? How do you have enough time to do all this stuff? What kind of music do you listen to? What is your absolute reference recording? Are you listening through headphones or speakers? Do you have an oscilloscope?
post #148 of 202
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This is the greatest thread ever! Patrick, where can I see wider angle pictures of your entire rig?
I use a $100 camera I bought 4 years ago. It doesn't have any focusing abilities and it takes 15 seconds for the flash to load between every shot. I will try to stretch to the corner of my room the next time I take pictures.

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How do you change your volume?
GCC-100 amp has remote control, it goes through the ERS Paper.

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Don't you have heat problems?
No.

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Have you heard any sound that you didn't want to tweak?
No, I tweak everything.

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How do you have enough time to do all this stuff?
I don't have anything better to do.

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What kind of music do you listen to?
Trance music.

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What is your absolute reference recording?
My reference keeps changing because after I have listened to the same track for 2 hours I get fatigued.

I use most of the Future Trance albums as reference.

I'm also using:

Trance Arena 3



Melody Trance Vol.2

I use CD2 tracks 5-7, they have crazy transient speed in multiple layers.


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Are you listening through headphones or speakers?
K1000 earspeakers. They have less dust in front of the sound than loudspeakers.

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Do you have an oscilloscope?
I don't know what that is. Once you start relying more on measurement devices than your ears, then that's the day you become a narrow-minded skeptic troll who lives in the forest inside a cave because of fear of the truth.

post #149 of 202
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I don't know what that is. Once you start relying more on measurement devices than your ears, then that's the day you become a narrow-minded skeptic troll who lives in the forest inside a cave because of fear of the truth.

Where did you get my high school portrait?
post #150 of 202
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I don't see the catagory about stand on a soap box either!

PS. Your post is 278 words long. 278 words off topic. At least in the end, Patrick talked about tweaks.
An "off-topic" reply to an off-topic post is on-topic (a long known rule of the internet - see slashdot). Patrick started an off topic thread, so all posts which are in reply to his thread are on topic for the thread. Unfortunately, the thread itself is still off topic so it has no place in this forum; but that is the responsibility of the original poster, not each replier.

my post was 278 words long, and 278 words on topic to the thread. patrick's original post is still 1472 words long with 1420 words off topic to the forum

edit: PS, the "stand on soap box" catergory is members lounge. If I wanted to START a thread about patrick's off topic posting then the correct forum to do it in would be the member's lounge. If I'm REPLYING to one of patrick's off topic posts with a "soap box rant" about his off topic posting then it doesn't matter what forum it's in, because the original post was already off topic
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