Phrazemaster

Audiophoolery
« on: April 16, 2019, 08:20:04 PM »
I thought it might be fun to post examples of entertaining audio phoolery products.

I’ll go first:

https://www.tweekgeek.com/bybee-internal-quantum-signal-enhancer/

As far as I can tell it’s a piece of wood.

Of note:
“"The benefits of iQSE blocs are vastly enhanced bass, especially at the leading edge attack.  Better definition of instruments and the space around them.  Enhanced location cues, expanding apparent listening space, added depth behind the speakers and sonic images extending laterally beside the speakers.  I perceive the music floating more independently of the speakers, yet at the same time better grounded.  Acceleration of bass attack is noticeable enough to change the pacing, in my system.”

And...

“Surprisingly images on TV from cable box and DVD player, excluded from my AC power conditioner, benefited greatly though I seldom note or  greatly value those kinds of improvements.  Color saturation increased dramatically and the details of cosmetics on brightly lit TV faces.”
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iampoor1

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 09:47:54 PM »
One of my favorites....a DIY project too.  ;D

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

Phrazemaster

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 10:19:19 PM »
One of my favorites....a DIY project too.  ;D

https://www.dhtrob.com/projecten/elna1_en.php
Really good! I loved the last statement - it only took 2 hours! it's fun! LOL!
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Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 05:45:13 AM »
I dont get it ,why would anyone  wreck the hermetic seal on a cap ,and replace with wood n wax ? I guess he doesnt try to make any outlandish claims about the performance which must be degraded .

mjrippe

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 11:47:26 AM »
As far as I can tell it’s a piece of wood.

Read a little further - if you can keep your lunch down that long - and it says there are crystals inside the wood that will never wear out!  I'm sure if you ran one over a table saw and didn't see any crystals they would tell you that they are nanocrystals too small for the eye to see  ::)

Like patent medicines, many of these products probably do more harm than good. 

Phrazemaster

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 01:14:00 PM »
Read a little further - if you can keep your lunch down that long - and it says there are crystals inside the wood that will never wear out!  I'm sure if you ran one over a table saw and didn't see any crystals they would tell you that they are nanocrystals too small for the eye to see  ::)

Like patent medicines, many of these products probably do more harm than good.
Jab at the medical pharmaceutical complex - I hear you!

The crazy thing is - people really do believe in these products!

I think everyone as part of basic education in audio should go through blind listening tests - and learn about the psychoacoustic effect - it’s a real thing.

If the purveyors if this junk don’t know any better it’s understandable, but I bet most do.

Makes you want to rhodium plate your DIY mic body and sell it for 10x it’s worth, because everyone knows the rhodium plating spin aligns anti-electrons to help form a more cohesive sound stage and create more “presence.”
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benb

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 02:21:30 PM »
I long for the olden days of the Denon AK-DL1. Just an honest 5-foot Ethernet cable at the honestly outrageous price of $499.

tony hunt

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 03:04:21 PM »
One of my favorites....a DIY project too.  ;D

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

Truly wonderful.
I wager a Tenner on wood insulated cable next.

Phrazemaster

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 03:08:26 PM »
I long for the olden days of the Denon AK-DL1. Just an honest 5-foot Ethernet cable at the honestly outrageous price of $499.
Sounds like a steal!
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s2udio

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 03:28:11 PM »
Truly wonderful.
Truly gone into the forest..............says what it is.
Quote  "audio with realistic timbre" get it !
Truely brilliant marketingscam , for the  audio feckwits, who hand over cash to these scammers.
Clever stuff.......they are truly deserving of their tomfoolery, as is the idiot that belives them.
Almost worthy of politician status.
On the end of a Rural Twisted Pair.


Phrazemaster

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 03:40:43 PM »
Truly gone into the forest..............says what it is.
Quote  "audio with realistic timbre" get it !
Truely brilliant marketingscam , for the  audio feckwits, who hand over cash to these scammers.
Clever stuff.......they are truly deserving of their tomfoolery, as is the idiot that belives them.
Almost worthy of politician status.
Feckwits! Good one!
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benb

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 05:22:22 PM »
Sounds like a steal!
You won't believe (!) just how good it is. Fortunately,  the co.uk sites still has all the reviews:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Discontinued-Manufacturer-Blue/dp/B000I1X6PM

Phrazemaster

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 06:01:58 PM »
You won't believe (!) just how good it is. Fortunately,  the co.uk sites still has all the reviews:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Discontinued-Manufacturer-Blue/dp/B000I1X6PM
This is a case where the user reviews are better than the product description! Good one thx!!
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living sounds

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #13 on: Today at 10:45:43 AM »
That DIY capacitor tutorial ... So funny and sad at the same time.

scott2000

Re: Audiophoolery
« Reply #14 on: Today at 10:51:43 AM »
This is a case where the user reviews are better than the product description! Good one thx!!

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