Originally Posted by dclaz
Is 6moons a joke review site? It mentions a disk demagentiser and quantum physics noise disrupters amongst other ridiculous products in the review test setup.
Originally Posted by fraseyboy
"We are frequently asked how it's possible for an aluminum disc to magnetize. The important thing to remember is that just because a disc is nominally made from polycarbonate and aluminum, this does not mean these are the only ingredients. Inks used on the disc label and even the aluminum substrate itself may contain materials that can pick up and store a magnetic charge. This can happen as the disc is moved in and out of the case or even in the CD transport itself as the disc is spun at high speeds. The benefits of demagnetization can be heard on all discs from brand new CD's to CD-Rs, even DVDs, Blu-Ray and other formats will benefit."
"Jerry didn't say much about what exactly is in these mysterious devices. Apparently there are three different materials subjected to extreme pressure and then treated via a special gaseous procedure that enable the innards to work their magic."
This is why people don't take audiophiles seriously...
I respectfully disagree with you guys. If magnetic fields and quantum physics are indeed real things it's not all that unfathomable that they can have an effect on an electrical audio signal. I'm not completely objective anymore with Audio Magic, having been selling their devices for a few years now, but I was a user for a few years before that. No, Jerry at AM isn't going to tell you how his products do what they do, but he is a world-class authority on power and its ancillary effects on audio. His newest device, the Pulsed Electron Alignment box (PEA) is based on changing the spin direction of some electrons to the same direction as the others. It has no shortage of detractors, but as you can see from the link below it is based on Science, as are his other products. He had the PEA devices in his room at RMAF this weekend, on a switch, to demonstrate the difference between on and off. You can't ask for anyone to do more than that to make their case. If there are people who won't listen to it, because they already know it's not real, nothing he or anyone else could do about that.
This whole thread was about whether a difference in USB cable sound is real. I've never gotten caught up in being concerned about understanding how a product can do what it does. My only goal is better sound and if I don't get it I'll ask for a refund. If my ears are so bad I can't effectively evaluate the sound then understanding or agreeing with the science won't make any difference. So if I find the sound is better or even much better, why should I care about anything else?