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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 11:16:25 pm »
Analog Seduction is just trying to “Make Analog Great Again”  :-DD
Maybe Dave should copyright this slogan and make up some hats and tee shirts; then sell the whole concept to these seduction people. :-+
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 05:51:38 am »
This is a doozy!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Isoclean-13A-UK-RF-Isolator-Pack-of-4/293087880120



Am I missing something, or is that a piece of metal with an earth pin?

Back in the day, we did have Mains RF filters, which were about the diameter of a 400 gram instant coffee can, about half the height, &  had a power socket on top.
They had real filters in them, made up of L & C, so they actually did something.
It  was still a bit of a niche market, as not many people had any great level of RF interference on their Mains supply.

Their current capacity was very low, so a lot of them came back as "faulty" after people plugged their small electric room heaters into the "wrong socket".
All they were good for after that was the dumpster!
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 10:44:32 am »
Yes, it's basically shielding over unused mains sockets :-DD

Too bad it probably makes fuck all difference in practice.
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 10:48:13 am »
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Features:

    More Transparent
    Reduce Booming
    More Detailed
    Airy & Spacious
    More Analogue Sounding

LOL, they aren't even being subtle. I presume if you disagree with any of that you are free to return, no questions asked. At that kind of margin they surely car afford that. Not a bad business from a purely financial perspective if you ask me  :-+

I always wonder how many people making those things genuinely believe their own bullshit and where the cynics begin ;)
There has to be some mix of both.
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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 10:59:06 am »
Just a thought, maybe Dave could pose the technical question of does it work   >:D aspect towards the manufacturer see if they respond?
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 11:09:52 am »
Yes, it increases subjective transparency, nobody quite knows why, scientists hate him.

Any other questions?
 

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Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 01:37:23 pm »
Maybe they can be turned into cufflinks  :-DD
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 09:02:06 pm »
This is a doozy!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Isoclean-13A-UK-RF-Isolator-Pack-of-4/293087880120



It looks like a safety plug cover with a knob stuck over it


Isoclean CS-128 Cable Stablizer

https://www.analogueseduction.net/cable-treatment/isoclean-cs-128-cable-stabilizer.html



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PLEASE NOTE THE PRICE SHOWN IS FOR ONE SINGLE STABILIZER

Units constructed of high quality Copper plates for mass and stability. Designed for signal cables, mains cords and speaker cables of different sizes. Chrome, polished and provided with Stainless Steel tip toe for carpeted areas.
Features:

    More Transparent
    Reduce Booming
    More Detailed
    Airy & Spacious
    More Analogue Sounding
    Dimension: 100(D) x 75(W) x 50(H)mm
    Weight: 1.26 kg

Just put some fins in there and wouldn't that make a good heatsink?


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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 08:50:38 am »
LOL, they aren't even being subtle. I presume if you disagree with any of that you are free to return, no questions asked. At that kind of margin they surely car afford that. Not a bad business from a purely financial perspective if you ask me  :-+

Sometimes I wonder if it's really just a member of this or similar forums taking the piss (and the money from gullible people). I can't help but feel a little jealous, but then my morals kick in.
 

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Re: Audiophoolery: Mains RF Isolators
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 10:20:03 pm »
This company has it all!


Just looking at them on Companieshouse and so right you are.
They seem to do be doing very well out of it and any debt on their accounts seem small.

It looks like they are selling the stuff out of a great big mansion house on the maps according to their contact details.

They were selling the stuff in a property on Eastfield Road before the mansion house in 2014 according to Archive.org but they now use it for some leasehold business under different names.

A picture on their page
https://www.analogueseduction.net/contact.html


https://suite.endole.co.uk/insight/company/06930988-analogue-seduction-ltd
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06930988
ANALOGUE SEDUCTION LTD               Incorporated   11 June 2009


https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10028798
LAINSKA HOMES LTD (Dormant)         Incorporated   26 February 2016


https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11574564
PENSKA PROPERTIES LTD                   Incorporated   18 September 2018



2005 - 2009
4 Dragonfly Close, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough. PE7 8DD.
https://web.archive.org/web/20090211055246/http://www.analogueseduction.net:80/

2009 - 2014
143 Eastfield Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 4AU
https://web.archive.org/web/20091008032528/http://www.analogueseduction.net/frontend/contactUs


2014 - present
The Manor House, 6 Manor View Whittlesey, Peterborough, United Kingdom, PE7 1TF
https://web.archive.org/web/20140414230345/http://www.analogueseduction.net/

I can't seem to find much on the property price of that Manor house.


Edit:
Apparently that mansion is for their "consultancy" where they do the brainwashing and my mistake there is another address underneath that I missed:

(Head Office and Business Operations)

Analogue Seduction
Units 14 and 15 Springwater Business Park,
Station Road, Whittlesey,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire
PE7 2EU


I was looking at some brand that makes contact cleaner for them:

http://www.kontakaudio.com/contact.html

Kontak Audio Technologies
14/15 Springwater Business Park,
Station Road
Whittlesey
PE7 2EU
United Kingdom

Just in the same place as their "head office".
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