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post #76 of 162
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Bach sounds great with coconuts!
I wonder if Bach ever tasted a coconut. I don't suppose they had any in Leipzig, unless maybe they were carried there by a swallow.
post #77 of 162
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Originally Posted by sugarinthegourd View Post
I wonder if Bach ever tasted a coconut. I don't suppose they had any in Leipzig, unless maybe they were carried there by a swallow.
Nahh, pirates brought it to europe. he was quite coconuts when he wrote his musical pieces. Or was that Mozart.......
post #78 of 162
I'm a relative tweak newb, but I do subscribe to the notion that until you've heard it, you can't say it won't work.

Then again, if your Bill Gates and you have already splurged on your system, you need something to keep the hobby alive! That's where I think these niche products come in.
post #79 of 162
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Originally Posted by Sovkiller View Post
Just keep being skeptical in all those claims, till they are scientifically proved, instead of going and play the same game with those voodoo beleivers, and try to hear those differences due to those claimed non scientific tweaks, that in good margin are just due to placebo, or to due other circumstantial things...but whatever makes one happy is waht should matter to them...if you feel that a power cable works wonders, and that any equipment burn in is real, and that a capacitor needs 200 hours to perform its best, and that biwiring will benefit your speakers, and that an LP sounds better than a CD just because it is analog, disregarding all otherl imitations of the media, and that you can hear the jitter errors, but not the surface noise on an LP, and that tubes are better than SS, and, and, and...what else???? makes you happy, that is what counts....
Tubes are better than SS, atleast in the world of guitar amps - fi lol
post #80 of 162
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
This is actually a basic principle of hi-fi, that what you don't hear is extremely important.
Most people who think like this have plenty of problems in the sound they CAN hear. It's hard enough to control the audible frequencies, I can't imagine having energy left over to tackle what I CAN'T hear.

If you can't hear it, don't sweat it.

Now audio equipment salesmen on the other hand, love to make you worry about what you can't hear. That way they can convince you to buy their audiophool product at an inflated place even if you can't hear any difference yourself.

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Steve
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Originally Posted by Chu View Post
Occam's razor. The Tweak Works vs. Perceptial Distortion. We have a tool to get rid of this effect, it's called ABX. Unfortunately that topic is banned here, so, what can you do?
The fact that blind tests exist isn't banned. Just the discussion of blind testing. State your conclusion and provide external links to the proofs.

See ya
Steve
post #82 of 162
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Originally Posted by tourmaline View Post
I've never found a 5 dollar cable that sounded equal or better then reference series of cables, never!
I think someone cloned Patrick.

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Steve
post #83 of 162
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
The fact that blind tests exist isn't banned. Just the discussion of blind testing. State your conclusion and provide external links to the proofs.

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Steve
I thought the ban applied to this forum only.
post #84 of 162
No, it's site-wide. There are reasons why, but we don't talk about them. It's obvious why if you think about it.

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Steve
post #85 of 162
I think I misplaced my moonrock needle.

--Jerome
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Originally Posted by tourmaline View Post
I read about it on another foreign audio site and the reviewer confirms it works at his house.

Don't judge anything before you have tried it yourself!

One of the dumbest things I've heard is this saying.

How about trying logic and reasoning instead? There is a reason people have these abilities, though some aren't quite as able as others.

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BTW, A good psu should remove all of the noise and such from the ac line when it creates the DC. therefor all these cables would be useless. This would be super easy to test, measure the ripple in the DC line of the psu. But then I'm sure they would come up with some other magical property of the DC that can only be described with such vague terms like "attack" and "air".
post #87 of 162
Precisely, LawnGnome.

If power cables make a huge difference, it would be due to a failing in the PSU design, not the cable.

Why can't the PSU remove that noise and such? Never heard any good reason for that.....

Oh, I forgot, it's because you need a $$$$ power cable to restore the "PRAT" in the music.
post #88 of 162
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Moonrock needle! I'd almost forgotten about that, one of my favorite Steve Martin bits. I even have a handy mp3 clip which you can hear here:

http://sugarinthegourd.com/mp3s/Googolphonics_32.mp3
post #89 of 162
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I think someone cloned Patrick.

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Steve

Like you use 5 dollar cables for your recording stuff.

Perhaps that´s why your such a bigshot in the recording business.
post #90 of 162
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Originally Posted by LawnGnome View Post
One of the dumbest things I've heard is this saying.

How about trying logic and reasoning instead? There is a reason people have these abilities, though some aren't quite as able as others.

EDIT:

BTW, A good psu should remove all of the noise and such from the ac line when it creates the DC. therefor all these cables would be useless. This would be super easy to test, measure the ripple in the DC line of the psu. But then I'm sure they would come up with some other magical property of the DC that can only be described with such vague terms like "attack" and "air".
The dumbest thing i ever heard here is "i know how a cable sound but i never listened to it".

That is without a doubt the dumbest thing ever.

You guys are reading to your sound equipment. You even could reason with it, but if it sounds bad, it still sounds bad, no matter how much you reason about it.

There's a reason people have ears. Now, that sounds reasonable to me, if you reason about it. There's some people that have these abilities using their ears, though some aren't quite as able as others.

Didn't i say that some posts before that modding the psu or the powersection of the amp should work better then filtering.

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Tweaks or mods that make the biggest changes are replacing caps and stabalizing your powersupply in your powersection of the amp. Those make the most difference. If you do this, you don't need any powerfilters.
Even after i've done that, i still hear quite a difference between the copper cable and the silverplated powercable.

If you wanna know how my amp was modded to the max, take a look at this:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=250682
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