I should get my sample on Tuesday as it was sent out today (Monday being a holiday here in the UK) so I'll put it to the test on Tuesday evening and report back if there are any "dramatic" improvements to the sound.
Here is the e-mail I received and I will respond and make PWB aware of head-fi (not this thread) so he can read our honest, unbiased opinions. Dunno about you guys but I'm going into this with an open mind... the sample has been sent so I'll evaluate it with the same ears as I evaluate a new amp:
Thank you for your enquiry and for your interest in our techniques and devices.
We have today sent you a small sample of Rainbow Foil by post. I would be very
interested to know from which source you heard about us.
To begin with, I would suggest that you familiarise yourself with more
information by reading the P.W.B. Newsletters, most of which are on our web
site. - http://www.belt.demon.co.uk
The Newsletters are compiled and edited by one of our customers, Dr. Richard
Graham (who is a Consultant Psychiatrist at a leading London hospital) and most
of the people who contribute articles have been using our devices and techniques
and following our concepts since Jimmy Hughes' first article about our work and
discoveries appeared in a British Hi-Fi magazine in September 1987.
Peter's background is 45 years in the audio industry, the first 30 years as a
conventional engineer designing and manufacturing moving coil loudspeakers,
electrostatic loudspeakers, orthodynamic loudspeakers, moving coil headphones,
electrostatic headphones, and orthodynamic headphones. He was constantly
researching as to how he could improve the sound and then, during a period of
further research, he realised that there were many things that were having an
effect on the sound, things that could not, by any stretch of the imagination,
be altering either the audio signal or the acoustic air pressure waves. He began
to realise that it must be us (human beings) who were reacting to the modern
environment. The last 15 years have been spent in this unconventional area,
struggling to find ways to counteract these adverse conditions.
Our basic concept is that everything in the modern environment has an energy
pattern that we (human beings) are sensing and reacting to - that we are
interpreting these energy patterns as 'danger'., 'intruders'., 'predators', or
that we cannot resolve them, therefore we remain under tension. Peter has
developed techniques to change these adverse energy patterns to ones that we
recognise as 'friendly' and therefore to gradually treat so many things in the
modern environment (including the very audio equipment) so that we (human
beings) can be under less tension, therefore can perceive more of the
information that is actually in the room.
The audio industry, in general, (reviewers, manufacturers, retailers) are in a
1) They believe that in engineering terms, the equipment has reached a high
(say, hypothetically 85% ) standard of excellence. Peter and I have no reason to
disagree with this concept - in fact we believe that this level of engineering
excellence has been available for many years - even on inexpensive equipment !
2) They believe that we (human beings) can actually hear that (85%) standard of
engineering excellence - this is where Peter and I disagree with the audio
industry. We believe that because of the introduction into the environment of
electricity, electronic equipment, man made materials etc. - we (human beings)
cannot now make sense of our environment and therefore remain under tension
Peter and I believe that because of this reaction, we (human beings) are only
able to perceive (hypothetically) 10-12% of the engineering excellence that is
available and has been available for some considerable time..
Once we were aware of what was happening, we developed techniques and devices to
deal far more effectively with the many problems associated with the equipment
and the environment.
The Silver Rainbow Foil is our most popular and versatile product and the price
of the Silver Rainbow Foil is 20.00 pounds (UK Sterling) for a pack containing 3
x 17 cm lengths. A strip of Rainbow Foil can be attached to anything with great
effect, but the first things to treat must be the source of the music i.e.
Compact Discs., vinyl records, audio tapes, etc.
We have obviously developed many more devices over these past years but the one
I have described is the basic, first step device to begin to deal with some of
the fundamental problems which prevent us from 'perceiving' the wealth of
information that is available from all audio and video equipment, irrespective
of who manufactured it or its initial price.