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post #646 of 712
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Originally Posted by SilentFrequency View Post


I think electrical testing results will be interesting and can I request a laymans version of it too if that's ok?

Thank you smily_headphones1.gif

 

Sure.  42.

post #647 of 712
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Sure.  42.

Hi Tyll! smily_headphones1.gif

I actually suggested that maybe you could give your opinion on the HOT device via an ear test earlier on in this thread smily_headphones1.gif

Sorry but I don't understand your "42" comment?
post #648 of 712
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Originally Posted by SilentFrequency View Post

Sorry but I don't understand your "42" comment?

 

This.

post #649 of 712
Google Douglas Adams and 42. All will become clear.

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Originally Posted by SilentFrequency View Post

Hi Tyll! smily_headphones1.gif

I actually suggested that maybe you could give your opinion on the HOT device via an ear test earlier on in this thread smily_headphones1.gif

Sorry but I don't understand your "42" comment?
post #650 of 712
Why 42? Because...

"The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do'. I typed it out. End of story". Douglas Adams.

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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

Sure.  42.
post #651 of 712
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

Why 42? Because...

"The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do'. I typed it out. End of story". Douglas Adams.

Douglas Adams is a writer then?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams

I honestly still don't get "42" joke but I guess the meaning of it by Tyll speaks volumes?

Edit: from Music Alchemist's link:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by an enormous supercomputer over a period of 7.5 million years. Unfortunately no one knows what the question is. Thus, to calculate the Ultimate Question, a special computer the size of a small planet was built from organic components and named "Earth".
Edited by SilentFrequency - 11/25/14 at 7:28am
post #652 of 712
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Originally Posted by SilentFrequency View Post

I think electrical testing results will be interesting and can I request a laymans version of it too if that's ok?

You got it. biggrin.gif

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post #653 of 712
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

You got it. biggrin.gif

se

Thank you! smily_headphones1.gif
post #654 of 712

Just to confirm that the crushed stuff in the silver paint is quartz, I ran some infrared spectra and compared it to an authentic sample of crushed quartz (Gelest SIS6964.0). The instrument was a Nicolet S10 FT-IR with a Diamond Cell ATR accessory. Both the SR "crystals" and the authentic quartz show the same characteristic absorbances for quartz (main peak of 1080 cm-1, medium peak at 1160 cm-1, and a doublet at 795/775 cm -1). Because of the silver paint, the SR shows a free carrier tilt to the baseline, but the spectra are otherwise identical. 

 

These measurements confirm the earlier EDX results- it's silver paint with some crushed quartz in it. 

post #655 of 712
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Originally Posted by Mel Famie View Post

 

These measurements confirm the earlier EDX results- it's silver paint with some crushed quartz in it. 

 

-Thank you; this thread has been an entertaining read - doubly so when people with spectrometers and more start chiming in.

 

Still trying to figure out whether I should be full of (righteous!) fury at SR or perhaps rather try to buy stock in the company... :)

post #656 of 712
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Originally Posted by Mel Famie View Post
 

Just to confirm that the crushed stuff in the silver paint is quartz

 

My bet is that it is casting sand... the material used for commercial sand casting. It's pure crushed quartz exactly the same texture as the photos. Beach sand has other stuff mixed in and is a finer grit.

post #657 of 712
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Originally Posted by mulder01 View Post
 

 

Is this not exactly what I said would happen?  "POINT ME TO THE SCIENCE" *points him to the science* "I DON'T CARE I'M BUYING ONE ANYWAY"

 

 

If all there is to it, is a straight through connection, and the wire is 1 square millimetre CSA, at 23 ohms per kilometre, 5cm of wire is about 1 thousandth of an ohm :p

From the pictures, the diameter of the wire sure looks to be #20 to #22 gauge.  So significantly less than 1 square millimeter.

Plus the really poor solder joints. So a higher resistance than quoted. The poor solder job is probably part of the magic sauce.

 

In the future, I have a lab full of analytical instruments. And I'm more than happy

and capable of using them.

 

Every kind of Mass Spec you could possibly imagine including ICPMS

A high resolution bruker FTIR with diamond film ATR

3 different raman spectrometers

9 different NMR's including a solids unit perfect for quartz like things

and 3 different high power Xray crystallography instruments also

perfect for crystals of all sizes.

 

Analyzing stuff like this is rather trivial


Edited by kevin gilmore - 11/25/14 at 4:22pm
post #658 of 712
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Originally Posted by kevin gilmore View Post

From the pictures, the diameter of the wire sure looks to be #20 to #22 gauge.  So significantly less than 1 square millimeter.
Plus the really poor solder joints. So a higher resistance than quoted. The poor solder job is probably part of the magic sauce.

In the future, I have a lab full of analytical instruments. And I'm more than happy
and capable of using them.

Every kind of Mass Spec you could possibly imagine including ICPMS
A high resolution bruker FTIR with diamond film ATR
3 different raman spectrometers
9 different NMR's including a solids unit perfect for quartz like things
and 3 different high power Xray crystallography instruments also
perfect for crystals of all sizes.

Analyzing stuff like this is rather trivial

OMG!

Do you work for CSI or something? smily_headphones1.gif
post #659 of 712
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Originally Posted by SilentFrequency View Post

OMG!

Do you work for CSI or something? smily_headphones1.gif

 

Kevin Gilmore is a legend in the audiophile community, particularly for his electrostatic headphone amplifier designs.

post #660 of 712
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

Kevin Gilmore is a legend in the audiophile community, particularly for his electrostatic headphone amplifier designs.

Oh, I was only joking, didn't intend to sound disrespectful.

Sorry.
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