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Oh the wankery!
« on: July 09, 2011, 05:10:52 am »
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 05:31:13 am »


Special cords for..................... what exactly? Look like regular cords to me. Do they cook dinner? Wash cars?
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 07:04:29 am »
There is a typo error: it's not Oyalde, correct is Oyaide.
Oyaide makes cables for "audiophool" market.
The connectors are good quality, no doubt, but the price is ... huge.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2011, 06:30:10 pm by ipman »
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 01:11:18 pm »
I fixed that for you :)



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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 02:22:18 pm »
 ;D
How can they sleep at night?

 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 02:28:42 pm »
Interesting flipflops wartex.
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 02:42:25 pm »
old plugs from 50 they looks like
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 06:21:49 pm »
;D
How can they sleep at night?

On a pile of money given to them by idiots.
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 07:12:44 pm »
;D
How can they sleep at night?

Safe in the knowledge that they are proving an old English saying "A fool and his money are soon parted".

Either that or they are receivers for the famous "Stupidity Tax".

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 10:09:37 am »
old plugs from 50 they looks like

EVERYBODY knows that 50's stuff sounds better! haha

I remember seeing a guitar "effect" which was just a metal box with 2 jackplugs attached to each other with about 2 inches of old wire from a neve mixing desk soldered with solder from the 50's. I thought it was a joke, how stupid I was!
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 10:21:49 am »
Yes, valve amplifiers sound better than modern solid state amplifiers and vinyl sounds better than all modern formats including CDs and FLAC.
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 11:52:09 am »
old plugs from 50 they looks like

EVERYBODY knows that 50's stuff sounds better! haha

I remember seeing a guitar "effect" which was just a metal box with 2 jackplugs attached to each other with about 2 inches of old wire from a neve mixing desk soldered with solder from the 50's. I thought it was a joke, how stupid I was!

No silver solder? No cryogenically frozen wire?

At least Neve used good test equipment to make those things.
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 12:24:59 pm »

ohh no it wasn't Neve that made them, it was some Japanese company that ripped bits of wire out of old Neve desks so you could get that
"vintage Neve sound"

they probably shoved it up their arse to get that corny timbre
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2011, 02:01:17 pm »
Yes, valve amplifiers sound better than modern solid state amplifiers and vinyl sounds better than all modern formats including CDs and FLAC.

Actually, for some applications tubes still have their place: novelty and distortion. They distort differently, instead of clipping, they can be overdriven a little bit. I use them for novelty  ::).
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2011, 01:19:27 pm »
My computer monitor just died, so I'm shopping for a new one.  One reviewer said that monitor "brand x, model y" looked better using the DVI input, but that's "probably because i have a good, 200 dollar (US) DVI cable that I'm using, while my HDMI cable isn't as expensive."

This idiot is using a 200 dollar DVI cable for his 160 dollar monitor!
 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 01:31:36 pm »
My computer monitor just died, so I'm shopping for a new one.  One reviewer said that monitor "brand x, model y" looked better using the DVI input, but that's "probably because i have a good, 200 dollar (US) DVI cable that I'm using, while my HDMI cable isn't as expensive."

This idiot is using a 200 dollar DVI cable for his 160 dollar monitor!

Don't you know? Expensive cables boost up the digital signal! I don't recall if they increase the bitrate or the level...
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 02:19:38 pm »

that's only if they are gold plated of course!

let's hope Darwin sorts him out.

this is another stupid thing I found and I pray to the universe or whatever that it is a joke I really do.
I think it is a joke, it bloody has to be because it advertises "super intelligent chips" that upgrades a CD to be more dynamic and open, Also pebbles you tape to interconnects to absorb vibration or some shit

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina62.htm
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2011, 02:40:16 pm »
My computer monitor just died, so I'm shopping for a new one. 

I bet that you are looking and comparing the latest DELL IPS panels.   :D
 

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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2011, 04:16:16 pm »
My computer monitor just died, so I'm shopping for a new one.  One reviewer said that monitor "brand x, model y" looked better using the DVI input, but that's "probably because i have a good, 200 dollar (US) DVI cable that I'm using, while my HDMI cable isn't as expensive."

This idiot is using a 200 dollar DVI cable for his 160 dollar monitor!

Don't you know? Expensive cables boost up the digital signal! I don't recall if they increase the bitrate or the level...

Yeah and Panasonic audiophool grade capacitors improve data, openness, clarity and image of the sound as well.
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2011, 04:24:54 pm »
Also add some carbon composition resistors - for that "rosy glow" around the notes.

 

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2011, 05:06:06 pm »

that's only if they are gold plated of course!

let's hope Darwin sorts him out.

this is another stupid thing I found and I pray to the universe or whatever that it is a joke I really do.
I think it is a joke, it bloody has to be because it advertises "super intelligent chips" that upgrades a CD to be more dynamic and open, Also pebbles you tape to interconnects to absorb vibration or some shit

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina62.htm

IIRC, that site is a parody of all the genuine audiophool woo sites out there.

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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 05:36:35 pm »
Also add some carbon composition resistors - for that "rosy glow" around the notes.



I guess metal film resistors sound ''tinny''.
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2011, 07:29:54 pm »
Below is a letter I sent to Mr. Bob Pease back in 2002 in response to one of his audiophoolery columns.  His reply is in all caps, included in the body of my text.

Mr. Pease,
 
I know you are a very busy person, but this article is quite amusing -
although it is not the author's intention.   I have never seen technical
terms so misused. What is "tight" sound?  How can sound be "flavored?"
What does vanilla "sound like?"   All interesting questions,
***  VERRRRY INTERESTING - - BUT -- STUPID....


 but I must exist in the real world, where it is occasionally necessary to splice a speaker cable, regardless of what kind of flavor or tension it adds to my sound.
 *** OH, but SPLICING would be a bad idea. Just buy new
     ones of the required length, or it will sound bad
     because of the splice....
 
http://www.soundstage.com/synergize/synergize121998.htm


 (follow the link above if you have some time to kill and want to read a lot of audiophoolery.)
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2011, 07:43:18 pm »

hahaha "more accurate shadings in timbre and dynamics" (he chose copper wiring)
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Re: Oh the wankery!
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2011, 08:29:09 pm »
Below is a letter I sent to Mr. Bob Pease back in 2002 in response to one of his audiophoolery columns.  His reply is in all caps, included in the body of my text.

Mr. Pease,
 
I know you are a very busy person, but this article is quite amusing -
although it is not the author's intention.   I have never seen technical
terms so misused. What is "tight" sound?  How can sound be "flavored?"
What does vanilla "sound like?"   All interesting questions,
***  VERRRRY INTERESTING - - BUT -- STUPID....


 but I must exist in the real world, where it is occasionally necessary to splice a speaker cable, regardless of what kind of flavor or tension it adds to my sound.
 *** OH, but SPLICING would be a bad idea. Just buy new
     ones of the required length, or it will sound bad
     because of the splice....
 
http://www.soundstage.com/synergize/synergize121998.htm


 (follow the link above if you have some time to kill and want to read a lot of audiophoolery.)
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LOL
I've compiled a list of some wank audiophool words and phrases:

loudspeaker-cable treatment
conductor material and purity
dielectric material and purity
construction geometry
tighter sound
sound has a pinched and strident character
purity
impurity
electron flow
boundaries
grains per foot
efficient
distortion
frequency integrity
transmission
time-domain integrity
highs are known to travel much faster through most conductors than do lows (NO NO NO NO NO NO)
consistent response
dynamic capability
dynamic changes
musical signals
repeated collisions
sonic result
harshness
brightness
veiling effect
harmonic dullness
enormous collision occurrence
signals arriving at the speakers too early, and some arriving too late (AGAIN NO NO NO NO NO NO)
true timing
subtle harmonic structure
typically resonant and gritty sound
micro variety dynamics :o
very rapid progress of subsequent oxidation
sonic consequence
each signal packet is essentially sheared off by repeatedly smacking into those crystalline barriers
signal fractals being uncorrected
functionally perfect copper
single crystal filament
power cords
Pro-AC11
standard Belden-type Pass Labs Aleph 3 cord
change in the treble character
analyze the difference (With what? Gold plated aoudiophool grade ears?)
high-frequency information
addition of lower harmonic structure
bronzier attribute to the cymbals
overall flavor of the sound
fill-in of harmonic structure
Dusty Vawter-modified Audio Alchemy Power Station Two  ???
hardness
high-frequency integrity
lower-treble harmonics
better bronzy flavor (What exactly does bronze taste like?)
upper strings more bite
truthful vitality to trumpets, trombones and other metallic instruments
enhancement of the lower registers
better defined in pitch, speed and location
Pro-9 Plus biwire speaker cables
visual continuity to the whole line
balance
rhythmic timing
better-delineated soundstage and tightening of the image outlines without losing the air around instruments (WHAT?)
overall tonality
truthful
broad band
top to bottom
over-pronounced
detailed
bass extension
fine pitch definition
detail without harshness
bass-shy
treble-hot flavor
unreal shimmer to the cymbals
missing the brass tone
digital cables (don't go there just dont)
more accurate shadings in timbre and dynamics
vivid
realistic
soundstage
phantom image
micro and macro dynamics
low-level detail
focused
acoustic
honest sounding
Goertz Alpha-Core MI-2 copper biwires
Von Schweikert Research VR 4 Generation II

And that's just from this text. There are a loooot more out there.
I think it's nice to have a thread about audiophools now and then just to relieve yourself.
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