i wonder what'll happen if jude suddenly "discovers" that the head-fi servers are adding emi noise to his powerlines, masking the benefits of his RCA caps
Anyways, i can see how cleaning the plugs would improve the sound, especially if they are really that dirty. As for the rest, well, um, yeah
|Call me crazy, but don't you think that even a truck driving by would likely be "felt" by the read/error-correction mechanism to some degree?
well, error correction "corrects the errors"
unless there are more than approx. 250 read errors/second, the played back stream will be "perfect". If you're scared of playback errors, look at your computer CD-ROM drive. The lasers on new drives read data 50X faster than an audio player, and shakes like crazy in the process (my whole computer/floor shakes whenever it's reading). Data CDs have *a little* more error correction, but you *never* get read errors with data cd's. About external vibration, yes, it will affect the lasers, but the data is stored in a small buffer before it leaves the transport mechanism. Since the cd is spinning, if a vibration causes the CD to tilt off axis, the data will be read faster in one half of the cd's rotation, and slower in the other half. Since everything is buffered, the data always leaves at the correct speed....
ah well, have fun with your tweeeks, just don't take it too far!