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spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Chafe posted:

But then you have other issues like astronomically small sweet spots that are the size of a chair, ...

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/audiophile-seating-the-balleri-103688

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spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
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Panty Saluter posted:

I think a grand for a glorified clock radio (with a VU meter instead of a clock) fully qualifies it for this thread.

KozmoNaut posted:

I'd rather have this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqn5BisP4No

But then again, I think all McIntosh gear is frightfully ugly.


Their McIntosh clock is $1800

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Panty Saluter posted:

Devil's Advocate: if they're stuffed with aluminium braid or something and it has a path to ground that should attenuate RFI/EMI pretty effectively. Of course, so would a decent 99% coverage quad shield coax but it's not nearly as impressive

They must be quite light in weight as the interconnect versions would put a lot more strain on the connectors between the source / pre-amp / power amps. I'm surprised people listening to that setup weren't aghast at part of the speaker cable being behind a curtain (slight 'veil' to the sound hohoho).

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


grack posted:

I'm going to start re-bottling Thunderbird and selling it as audiophile wine. It will clearly improve your emotional connection with music.

Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


KozmoNaut posted:

This little thing (off of something better than Youtube, obviously).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QMiCBJ7yRM

Awesome bass track. Most tracks by Röyksopp or Trentemøller also qualify.
James Blake has acres of bass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOT2-OTebx0

Also echoing Vektor.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Olympic Mathlete posted:

Superior if only for the space ship interface.

But yeah, why this specific PS1 and not any of the other consoles which sound better? Do you reckon the dude who started the rumour had a few to sell and wanted a decent price?



If the PS1 was good at stock, it should sound soooo much better now, shouldn't it?

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


At first glance I thought, " why is he showing off a CB radio. Has someone built an audiophile one?"

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


If your hi-fi doesn't sound any better with those hyper expensive cables, that's 'cos your system simply isn't good enough, you pov.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


https://twitter.com/vizcomic/status/951184865126477824

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Collateral Damage posted:

Having a tiny cable that fit perfectly between your phone and power bank would be neat, but that should be a $5 cable at most, not $85

Yeah but, from the description:
"Standard USB cables are not up to the task of large bit rate information so Moon Audio has optimized this cable for audio transmision of large High Res files."

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


treasure bear posted:

have you ever done a proper blind A B test?

Are all your cables uni-directional?

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


HiFi+ review competition to win $2500 cables.



Competition link - some goon win them and report back

spookygonk fucked around with this message at 08:21 on Aug 7, 2018

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Lazlo Nibble posted:

You cannot get proper results with a common Sharpie. It has to be a #255 Eberhard Faber Design Art Marker.

Didn't some people shave the edge off the CD to make it sound better?

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
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spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
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Combat Pretzel posted:

Sheen on sound? What the gently caress does that even mean?

*allegedly*

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Ooh, 'ello.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Panty Saluter posted:

Unfortunately those kind of suck, especially for the price

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/elp-lt-1lrc-laser-turntable/

quote:

Caveat emptor: The ELP will only play back “black” vinyl records. Specialty records pressed on clear or colored vinyl will not work.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Nice audiophile t-shirt

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


grack posted:

How's the PRAT? Is the emotional response clear? How airy is the treble? What about the GRIP? Oh God, WHAT ABOUT THE GRIP?!!!

Inky loving blackness?

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Josh Lyman posted:

One intriguing $100 listing is a Yamaha RX-V2700 which was $1,700 in 2006. Would I be better off buying a new budget stereo amplifier? Any recommendations there?

The 2700 does 'plain' stereo very well indeed:
https://www.avforums.com/reviews/yamaha-rx-v2700-receiver-review.11#anchor-4

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


strtj posted:

Magnets on cables are nothing new in the world of scammery, but I bring you the next level:



Magnets for your optical cable!
https://www.highfidelitycables.com/digital/reveal/

"a common-sense yet controversial technology."

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Take the plunge! Okay! posted:

https://mozzaik-audio.com/ I was shown an ad for this. It's an 8000 euro D class amplifier that also lets you... distort sound according to your personal taste, I guess? I have no idea what to make of this.

"Six knobs.
Infinite possibilities"

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


Alan_Shore posted:

Sorry, I didn't realize that your average audio cassette could store data! Please forgive me!

How many megabytes was a cassette?

Used to back up my presets from my Roland Juno 106 to tape (several tapes, just to be sure), probably bought tapes of different patches as well.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
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spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
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strtj posted:

Aaaaahhhhhhhh whyyyyyyyyyy it's loving nail polish for your stereo

https://www.highfidelitycables.com/Nanoparticle/NPS1260.php

oh, sorry, your "audio system"

quote:

$599
per 3mL bottle

+ Shipping

I was born with congenital anosmia and yet I can smell the bullshit.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


TOOT BOOT posted:

The problem with SACD is that it might as well be vinyl as far as listening to it in the car or on your PC.

SACD for the car? You want the Sony MEX-DV2000 from 2007

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


DancingShade posted:

I also enjoy listening to tweeters through my knees. You need to be wearing the special audiophile pants of course.
Spiked shoes?

Fake edit: though not on a treadmill.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


https://www.audiowood.com/shop/sit-and-spin-coffee-tableturntable

That plinth looks a little big.

Oh there's more delights on this website:


https://www.audiowood.com/shop/el-chunko

spookygonk fucked around with this message at 10:54 on Jun 4, 2021

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spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
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Call me a heretic, but wouldn't the "liquid" be affected by gravity, atmospheric pressure and temperature?

Or is the word liquid simply the product name (they also have a liquid pre-amp)?

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