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USB cable and Sound Quality

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by rudybagel, Jul 4, 2012.
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  1. radiofrog
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    Awww... no price on this one.  I have GOT to have one of these!  My music is sounding so magnetized right now.
     
  2. uchihaitachi
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    "... demagnetizing an LP definitively removed a high-frequency glaze or glare and seemed to enrich the midband... Demagnetizing LPs works. And do not try one of these devices unless you're prepared to buy it."
    --Michael Fremer, Stereophile


    I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
     
  3. Greenleaf7
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    Don't stop there, it's also essential to keep your equipment static and dust free.
     
    http://www.furutech.com/2013/02/02/1794/
     
  4. Steve Eddy
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    Cry. Definitely, cry.
     
    Fremer's the same reviewer who reviewed some analog cables that used fiber optics, with electro-optical converters on each end first converting from electrical to optical for transmission, and then from optical to electrical at the receiving end.
     
    Of these he wrote that they were "the most significant technological breakthrough I have experienced in my career as an audio reviewer. It is immediately superior in every way."
     
    Now, normally Stereophile doesn't do any measurements on cables, because other than simple resistance, inductance and capacitance, there's really nothing to measure. But because these cables used active devices in them, John did do a suite of measurements on these particular cables. The measurements were so bad, he wrote of them "If this were a review of a conventional product, I would dismiss it as being broken."
     
    Ironically, Fremer used to be a comedian.
     
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  5. Steve Eddy
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    I love that oxymoron. The name is "Destat II," but they call it a "static charger."
     
    Having said that though, I will say I don't think there's anything wrong with ionizers (though I'm not sure exactly what the Destat does), especially if you have an analog setup. Properly implemented, they do work.
     
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  6. uchihaitachi
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    So what exactly are the requirements to be a reviewer at Stereophile?
     
  7. xnor
    The crazier the better!
     
  8. Steve Eddy
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    I'm afraid you'd have to ask John. He's the editor.
     
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  9. White Lotus
  10. bigshot
    I was skeptical, but when they said that this HDMI cable could serve me breakfast in bed, I was SOLD!
     
  11. White Lotus
     
  12. Greenleaf7
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I immediately purchased one to replace my under performing HDMI cable. The quest for audio/ video perfection is far from complete without a audiophile grade power cord such as this.
     
    http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-NRG-WEL-Signature-Power/dp/B0055OM9WS/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370506968&sr=1-5&keywords=audioquest+diamond
     
    More info here:
    http://www.audioquest.com/hdmi/diamond
     
  13. bigshot
    I'll take Birgit Nilsson, Elisabeth Schwartzkopf and Kirstin Flagstad, thankyouverymuch.
     
  14. liamstrain
    robertsong - I notice you don't quote any of the posts from the engineers who have posted since. 
     
  15. Mambosenior

    I've heard good Traviatas from a few of these.
     
    anetode likes this.
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