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Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:03 pm   #961
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I have been reading this thread, on and off, since joining the forum in 2018. Here's my contribution, discovered accidentally. https://walkeraudio.com/product/blac...nent-crystals/
I hope this hasn't already been covered. These products seem to be at the budget end of the market though.
Budget end of the market you say?, I've seen good Radford amps change hands for less than the black diamond record clamp!, many thanks to all who contribute to this thread.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:25 pm   #962
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What on earth is meant by “…the harmonics will sound more natural.” I don’t recall seeing that one before. Are there both “natural” and unnatural” types of harmonics?

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:31 pm   #963
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You need to block out satellite interference and government brain control so you can listen well. For both you and your cat.

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I wonder if they go with the Black Diamond crystals?
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 8:09 am   #964
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I'm seriously considering one of those anti-static/magnetic optimiser jobbies from the previous threads.

They'd be great on my daughters birthday balloons, no more hair standing on end and the sheer openness, definition and to say nothing of the clarity of the 'pop' at the end of the party

Would I use this device on my CD's/DVD's or vinyl? Only when I run out of anti-static foaming cleanser and I misplace my degauss wand ...

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Old 13th Jun 2019, 6:33 pm   #965
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I browse through the XKCD set of cartoons now and then and came across this
https://xkcd.com/841/
I recommend XKCD its intelligent and humorous
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 12:20 pm   #966
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Just seen this on EBay Vintage 60's Telefunken solid core radio/audio wire Amazing sound ! from Switzerland ,I thought they would have known better . Mick.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 4:56 pm   #967
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Telefunken probably just made a well-engineered product, choosing a suitable gauge for the voltages and currents to be carried. Solid core is cheaper if it doesn't need to flex in a permanent installation. The 'Amazing Sound" bull came along later. AEG-Telefunken seems to have been adopted with open arms by the golden eared fraternity and seemingly the company could do no wrong though they seem to forget the company were the maker of the fuhrer's favourite tape recorders.

I'm always amazed at the feats of hearing that allow the amazingness of sound to be clearly heard as due to a particular piece of wire and not, say, the left front foot of the amplifier.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 7:05 pm   #968
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Somewhat OT for this thread, but has anyone heard of an FU32 valve?

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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 7:33 pm   #969
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has anyone heard of an FU32 valve?
A possible equivalent for the Shuguang FU32 is the 832A. A bit overkill for a headphone amp These are good up to 200MHz!

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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 7:44 pm   #970
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I think they have used them as they look pretty.
2 valves in one envelope parallelled giving 4 watts output, no doubt padded with resistors to headphone level.
Yes overkill, but people will buy them.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 4:47 pm   #971
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Default 2.5k for a Wi-Fi speaker

A lot of money for a lot of speaker. Would you WANT 4500watts of leonard cohen or black sabbath blasting at ya??

https://www.devialet.com/en-gb/phantom-premier-speaker/
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 6:51 pm   #972
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Watt (pun intended) a load of old bulls testicles.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 8:10 pm   #973
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Would you WANT 4500watts of leonard cohen or black sabbath blasting at ya??
Even more in a 7.1 system. From a safe distance "within large concrete bunkers some thirty-seven miles away from the stage" maybe but I suspect my house would collapse with that sort of power inside it. Look what Pink Floyd did to Venice. Unless the speakers are very efficient they will presumably radiate a lot of heat and melt fairly quickly anyway.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 8:28 pm   #974
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"I never did care for music much...it's the hi-fidelitee!"
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 9:43 pm   #975
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Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

To be fair on Devialet they have thrown a very great deal of proper engineering at the problem of trying to get two moving diaphragms to recreate the sound field of live music. This is not string and sealing wax. I have heard these speakers at shows more than once and they do do rather a creditable job. Of course, given what they cost you would hope they would. But it's possible to spend a great deal more money on much less capable equipment.

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Old 26th Aug 2019, 10:45 pm   #976
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Old 27th Aug 2019, 7:43 am   #977
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Calibrated crystals eh? 'Shielded' by a brass cup, addressing the negative effects of EMI & RFI? Mmmm, clever.

A calibrated crystal placed in each corner of the room would presumably make my AM sets useable again?, or, if the crystals are very efficient, block out what's left on the AM band rendering the radios display only items?

How often do those crystals need recalibrating anyway? No seriously, you have to ask these questions.

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Old 27th Aug 2019, 4:13 pm   #979
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The crystals will maintain their calibration almost indefinitely unless an event disturbs thair calibration, such as an unbeliever entering the room, or any form of measurement being performed within a half-mile radius of them.

Should this happen, gather the crystals on a table at the centre of your room, align any major facet with your nearest Ley-line and strike each crystal smartly with a rubber mallet. They are now calibrated once more, but for best permanence, they should, one at a time, be immersed in liquid nitrogen to fix their polarisation. Mark the facet which was used for alignment so that it can be oriented towards the listening position.

Correct calibration can be determined by listening to the musique concrete section of 'Here come the fleas' on the 'Electric Storm' album by the white noise. Failure to get more than an amazing amount of soundstaging will indicate your calibration is off. If so, repeat the process but try a different ley-line.

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Old 28th Aug 2019, 12:00 am   #980
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Wouldnt "The Visitation" be a better track David ?



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