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Re: The discerning audiophile's choice of proper speaker wire. ($35,000 for 2.5m)
« Reply #200 on: September 26, 2019, 09:13:29 pm »
Also, those "speakers" have incandescent lamps in the center.

Could those lamps have been wired in series with the speaker, to provide a sort of average-power current-limiting?  Given the nonlinear resistance vs Voltage, that might work OK.  Plus, it would provide a nice light show.
 

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Re: The discerning audiophile's choice of proper speaker wire. ($35,000 for 2.5m)
« Reply #201 on: September 27, 2019, 12:18:24 am »
Also, those "speakers" have incandescent lamps in the center.

Could those lamps have been wired in series with the speaker, to provide a sort of average-power current-limiting?  Given the nonlinear resistance vs Voltage, that might work OK.  Plus, it would provide a nice light show.

I think they are just there as decorative lighting. IDK if they modulate, can't be bothered to look up the specs of rubbish. ::) ;D
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Re: The discerning audiophile's choice of proper speaker wire. ($35,000 for 2.5m)
« Reply #202 on: September 27, 2019, 12:40:36 am »
Hmm, light bulbs as speaker domes... (at least this looks like it)... what a nice idea. :-DD
(Maybe it's better designed than I think, but if not, and they are indeed replacing the speaker center domes, good lord. :-DD )
 

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A teardown of an 'Audio Grade' power cable...



...the conclusion, great conversation piece if you're willing to spend $20 US to get one
 

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Looking at the way he pulled it out the socket at 2.29 in the video it looks to me like it could work its way out.

Can that cause problems where it can become loose if nudged or pulled from the cable and not make proper contact?
 

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If they want a better connection how about they solder it into the wall  :-DD
 
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I will never thank enough bd139 for this:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/dodgy-technology/wooden-electrolytic-capacitors/

To me, that is still the pinnacle of audiophile, DHTRob is the pope of the audiophile church.

If you selling crazy overpriced product to (idiot) people your sin is not so dramatic as when you waste your time and money in damaging component best case.
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I will never thank enough bd139 for this:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/dodgy-technology/wooden-electrolytic-capacitors/

To me, that is still the pinnacle of audiophile, DHTRob is the pope of the audiophile church.

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The best kind of wood for this, is tropical wood, like bankirai. These kind of woods are oily and thus less porous as pine or spruce. Porous kinds of wood may be used, but make sure that inner- and outersides are well lacquered to ensure good preservation of the capacitor.

https://www.dhtrob.com/projecten/elna1_en.php

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If they want a better connection how about they solder it into the wall  :-DD

And never, ever open up the enclosure of your 10k audio equipment to check for the mains and audio out wiring. That would end up with a stroke.

(Then I like nice looking cables, though being technically pointless...)
 

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I am pretty sure there's a whole club of jokers who do nothing all day but feeding those audio expert funny project ideas. Which they promptly put out into the public for us all to enjoy.

Thank you guys. I really appreciate your service, whoever you are.

Now, back to listening to John Cleese and Eric Idle having a chat.
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Good grief...

Someone should tell him that capacitors sound best when encased in tungsten carbide. Or aerogel, that would be equally funny.

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If they want a better connection how about they solder it into the wall  :-DD

A guy in Japan paid to have his own power pole installed so he could get purer power.

https://thevinylfactory.com/news/japanese-audiophiles-personal-utility-pole/
 
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If they want a better connection how about they solder it into the wall  :-DD

A guy in Japan paid to have his own power pole installed so he could get purer power.

https://thevinylfactory.com/news/japanese-audiophiles-personal-utility-pole/

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The ultimate quest for audio perfection.

82 year-old retired lawyer Takeo Morita is a contender for the world’s most dedicated audiophile. Nicknamed ‘Rock Grandpa’ by his local record store, Morita paid $10,000 to plant a 40 foot utility pole in his garden that he has connected to the power grid to give his hi-fi setup its own source of “pure” power.

 According to Morita, having your own power source eliminates interference that results from sharing a public utility pole. “Electricity is like blood. If it is tainted, the whole body will get sick,” he explains in a new Wall Street Journal video. “No matter how expensive the audio equipment is, it will be no good if the blood is bad.”

So that pole goes directly to the grid and not directly connected or influenced  by other poles shared with the public.

If there is interference from the grid that affects everybody shouldn't he might as well isolate it and install sine wave inverters with with banks of capacitors to smoothen it out a bit.
 

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Capacitor hackers and super cable fanatics just highlight their foolishness  :box:  |O

A true audiophile would hire the whole orchestra, no wires attached  :-+  :-DD
 
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Like this one the Dave once tweeted.



https://twitter.com/Koko_Prodanov/status/1209979438940741635
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·  Additional use:   TDK common mode inductance, muRata EMI inductance.
·  Continue to use: Sanyo SVPF polymer solid state capacitor, AVX tantalum capacitor.
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·  Performance improvement:  specially for high-end graphics card (PCI-E 16x device) high power to be responsible for the interference of audio equipment and purification. Improve the listening sense of external USB audio device.

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I see it has got multi colour leds on there too see picture.
 

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This comes close as a starting point.
https://emona.com.au/products/electronic-test-measure/power-supplies/pcr-4000m.html

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