Originally Posted by Audio-Omega
It's not a joke but I don't have the ability to measure anything. Somebody should give it a try. It's said to reduce vibration and prevent laser light from going through a disc
Come on, now. You're just saying that to get a rise out of someone.
But as long as we're on the subject, have to tried the Audio Brick yet? Same idea, but you put the brick on top of the player. The bricks I like are made of concentrated composite aggregate that is pre-conditioned for 22.5 hours in a unified coherent magnetic field, so the molecules are more orthogonally aligned permitting the damping of unwanted stray resonances through molecular magnetic transconductance. Sorry, I don't understand the terms either.
But here's the thing. Rather than have to put a mat on the CD every time, you just place the brick once, properly oriented so it's permeable to the earth's magnetic field, and leave it alone. You may have to adjust it's position a bit, but once it's right, it's right. People claim it makes a big difference. There's a hot debate in another forum about whether the brick should be positioned vertically or horizontally. The general consensus, though still divided, is that vertical works best for audio equipment, horizontal works best for video equipment. One poster claimed you have to use a quantity of bricks equal to a prime number with the majority oriented vertically.
So...I have a few extra ones I'm not using since I scaled down my system, if you want them. Just pay for the packing shipping, they're yours. You need one for each component, though, or the component without them won't be sonically balanced with the others. Oh, and really cheap equipment may need several. They tell me this is because less expensive gear is usually made with very thin metal cabinets, which aren't massive enough to block gamma rays. Several layers of bricks slows gamma rays down just enough. Frankly, a sand bag would work better but can't be adequately pre-conditioned in the unified coherent magnetic field because the grains of sand move around after conditioning, ruining their alignment.
There's a research team testing the effects of bricks with speakers right now. They've booked time in a large university's anechoic chamber and have assembled a large number of bricks for testing. To maximize the brick effect, they have collected several hundred(!) in the same room at the same time. I understand that a special scientific transport device was used to position them, which was shaped like a giant fork on the front of a small highly maneuverable vehicle. It was expensive, so they say, and so was the specially trained driver. He was a member of a labor union too. Who knew? Anyway, they have positioned the bricks in a large flat stack between the speakers and the test microphone and have recorded some startling evidence of their effect that is indisputable.
There's also a developer in Japan who has discovered that the brick effect isn't confined to audio gear, but also has an effect when placed on the listener. He's working on a prototype now for a head-worn brick stabilizing device with custom molded neoprene forms and active gyro-stabilization for improving wear times. The additional mass reduces the amount of sonic bone conduction through the skull, which was just another source of audio pollution arriving at the inner ear. His research seems to have some weight.
So, here's the deal. You can have my extra bricks for the cost of packing and shipping. I'm the original owner, and these are NOT the cheap ones you find on eBay. I guarantee the bricks will have at least twice the effect of the mat. PM me if you want the details of how to pay for the shipping. Don't worry, I won't need them back. I've just signed up as a beta-tester for a new product that may make the brick obsolete. It's supposed to be an irregularly shaped mass of some sort of dense mineral material found deep underground. Not sure what it is just yet, but I have no doubt that because of the rarity of the material alone, it's bound to have some amazing qualities as an audio device.
And this is no joke. I really will send bricks to whoever wants them, just for the cost of packing and shipping. If you ask nice, I'll include a copy of the instructions. But my offer expires April 1.