Well, actually you shouldn't recommend any mods with your ASUS badge there ;)
The idea is to avoid voiding the warranty, right? Not to justify the result.
I think better if you write: You wont recommend any mods with soldering practice involved :)
Just FYI, oscilloscope is only one thing. There are much complex process if you really want to justify why this sounds like that and why that sounds like this, etc etc etc (even sometime not yet measurable). Not because we don't understand then we shall judge it doesn't make sense (or it's a complete BS). Probably similar when we are watching magician on the show. When we don't know how they do it, we will think they are using 'black magic'. But when we know the secret, then we know it's about how to practice and master the technique.
I believe you have connection to the engineer and R&D. They are absolutely great person to start if you are interested more in this field.
For the sake of knowledge (not only for you, probably also for other), this is a good start to learn (for capacitor sound):
Search for "Pierre Johannet Micro Discharge Interface distortion" if you want to know more how the insulation itself matter, not only the conductor. Unfortunately, mostly in French, but I think in this Internet era, we 'can read' all kind of language.
PS: I have equipped myself with some equipment. The frequently used one are the oscilloscope (for sure!) and capacitor tester (Sencore LC-102). Some small signal generator and PC based analyzer also helpful to check (as I can't afford a Spectrum Analyzer and Distortion Meter at present time). Sorry if I don't really put all of my result around. I don't think it will bring interest to most readers anyway.
Thanks for coming back on this.
Edited by xneakers - 5/14/13 at 9:25pm