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Which air humidifier gives the best sound?

post #1 of 29
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I have Electrolux air purifier with HEPA filter and the air is very clean, but now in the winter it is crazy dry and my skin falls off. I need an air humidifier too. Which one will I buy? I want to fine-tune the humidity to get the best sound so it needs to have controls in the front. Also, should I get warm mist or ultrasonic humidifier?
post #2 of 29
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I have Electrolux air purifier with HEPA filter and the air is very clean, but now in the winter it is crazy dry and my skin falls off. I need an air humidifier too. Which one will I buy? I want to fine-tune the humidity to get the best sound so it needs to have controls in the front. Also, should I get warm mist or ultrasonic humidifier?
An ultrasonic humidifier can have tremendously negative effects on the sound in your room. The interference with high frequency reproduction will make your soundstage and imaging seem much less coherent.
post #3 of 29
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An ultrasonic humidifier can have tremendously negative effects on the sound in your room. The interference with high frequency reproduction will make your soundstage and imaging seem much less coherent.
But I have ERS Paper to take care of the high frequency interference. It is not enough? Should I get warm mist humidifier which takes more wattage and turn it off when I listen to music?
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I have Electrolux air purifier with HEPA filter and the air is very clean, but now in the winter it is crazy dry and my skin falls off. I need an air humidifier too. Which one will I buy? I want to fine-tune the humidity to get the best sound so it needs to have controls in the front. Also, should I get warm mist or ultrasonic humidifier?
Put the lotion on the skin.
post #5 of 29
Get yourself a woodstove to heat your home, then put a bucket of water on top. The natural method is the best for maintaining sound quality in your home.
post #6 of 29
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Get yourself a woodstove to heat your home, then put a bucket of water on top. The natural method is the best for maintaining sound quality in your home.
I like this idea, too. By creating a natural, relaxing environment, your music WILL sound better to you.
post #7 of 29
My humidifier has a very low hum, and if there's water present you can hear it dripping inside. I think the whirring might be in F#. Perhaps you can get multiple humidifiers to create your own chords for better sound? I'm thinking a quadrophonic setup would do nicely.
post #8 of 29
I prefer the Pacific Ocean. It can sound wonderful even without music playing.
post #9 of 29
Gotta beware of humidifiers, increases crosstalk across the bare tracks of a PCB. If you can get some ERS paste to put on the tracks you should be okay. I'd say that an ultrasonic should be okay if you've got ERS, just as long as you've got the paste to stop PCB crosstalk. Mist also have a tendency to put more noise back into the mains and there's only so much your mains filters etc. can do to filter it.
post #10 of 29
Another classic Patrick thread. LOL

Water transmits sounds better than air, so naturally SQ will increase proportional to the humidity of your room. Temperature of the mist/vapor also makes a difference. The warmer the better.
post #11 of 29
Bucket of water on the (wood)stove. The "real" deal...
How about experimenting with air pressure as well? Building a pressure chamber as a listening room.
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Another classic Patrick thread. LOL

Water transmits sounds better than air,
and solids transmit sounds better than liquids. Maybe you should just get a tiny speaker glued to your jaw bone? But then you would have to get some special Cardas or Kimber Kable bone implants because your stock jaw bone just restricts the musical dynamics too much.
post #13 of 29
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and solids transmit sounds better than liquids. Maybe you should just get a tiny speaker glued to your jaw bone? But then you would have to get some special Cardas or Kimber Kable bone implants because your stock jaw bone just restricts the musical dynamics too much.
I like your idea even better, but why stop there? Simply bypass solids as transmitters. Go straight to the brain. Drill and implant electrodes in the brain to have instant signal. It would be just short of reaching enlightenment!
post #14 of 29
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I like your idea even better, but why stop there? Simply bypass solids as transmitters. Go straight to the brain. Drill and implant electrodes in the brain to have instant signal. It would be just short of reaching enlightenment!
This gets my vote for the next Patrick self-tweak. :-D
post #15 of 29
Look at Air-O-Swiss, one model has both ultrasonic and warm mist

air-O-swiss
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