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Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 08 Apr 2018 11:10
by davidsss
Wimbo wrote:
MonkeyBoy wrote:I haven't seen this and I don't believe it's anywhere in this thread.
http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina31.htm

It's from Machina Dynamica, so you know it's the best of the best. I wonder if anyone has ever actually bought any. It must be a tough life to be a sap.
My backyard is a National Park. Gonna hunt up some pebbles and try this. :?
You could make a packet selling them, I'm sure you can come up with some marketing angle with the pebbles coming from a National Park and Australia is such an old continent geologically . . . plenty of angles.

As for the nuclear power option, I object for other reasons (toxic waste for 250,000 years) rather than any perceived impact on sound.

DS

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 09 Apr 2018 06:47
by Spinner45
All this stuff published on here is nothing but silly crap designed to unload your wallet.
Honestly, does the "dumbing down" of people interest anyone but the snake oil dealers?

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 09 Apr 2018 07:53
by cafe latte
Spinner45 wrote:Oh brother!
Some of this crap is.... I dunno, crazy.
I sincerely think the sellers of this junk are on serious drukqs or something.
I dont know about the sellers partaking in elicit substances, but those who actually part with money for these products have to be on something..
Chris

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 11:59
by Mark E Smith's Dentist
Fancy giggle - read the explanation of "the world's first power conditioning fuse".

https://www.alanmaherdesigns.net/shop-c1kcd


JT

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 17:17
by Ottermel
And this is a partial techno blurb (hopefully not copyright protected)- my "bolding":

Our Fuse alters the sound of your component by using a combination of the Third Law of Thermodynamics and Ionization. Our design attaches a negative ionic charge to the positive ionic energy field passing through the Fuse. By regulating the temperature of the ionic field, we are able to produce a one-for-one ionic cancellation. In electrical design, harmonics, radio frequency, and static noise are all combinations of a positive ionization field associated with electromagnetic radiation. By cancelling the field, we can significantly lower EMR’s effect on the internal circuitry of your component.

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 17:26
by rewfew
All's fair in the audiophile psychosis. A wise person I read said of the business. it's like a Byzantinian bazaar, where anything goes. Design's and their designers can reflect the highest degree of integrity to outright fraud. The standards of these participants too can range from trained professionals to charlatans. Let the buyer and their proclivities beware.

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 06 May 2018 01:18
by Spinner45
I stumbled upon this "Jem" tonight.... amazing, and read the comments/questions.
More absolute silliness.

http://jeffsplace.me/wordpress/?p=3084

It's some kind of "demagnitizer" for records, CD's, wires, etc, even tubes and phono cartridges?
Who'd want to demag a cartridge, anyway?

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 06 May 2018 05:46
by Wimbo
You can demag cartridges by putting your RCA lead plugs together,positive to negative while the cartridge is tracking.
Seems a lot of money for something I would assume is doing the same job as an antistatic brush.

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 06 May 2018 06:37
by Spinner45
Wimbo wrote:You can demag cartridges by putting your RCA lead plugs together,positive to negative while the cartridge is tracking.
Seems a lot of money for something I would assume is doing the same job as an antistatic brush.
Nah, the only job it's doing is empying your wallet. :shock:

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 06 May 2018 07:13
by Wimbo
Spinner45 wrote:
Wimbo wrote:You can demag cartridges by putting your RCA lead plugs together,positive to negative while the cartridge is tracking.
Seems a lot of money for something I would assume is doing the same job as an antistatic brush.
Nah, the only job it's doing is empying your wallet. :shock:
No, what I'm saying is that an Antistatic Brush would do the trick, I cant see how an LP can get magnetized. :roll:

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 06 May 2018 16:01
by noisefreq
Static electricity and magnetism are two different things.

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 06 May 2018 22:56
by Wimbo
noisefreq wrote:Static electricity and magnetism are two different things.
Yeah, No matter.

Re: Snake Oil Product of the Year Awards

Posted: 07 May 2018 03:40
by davidsrsb
Spinner45 wrote:Who'd want to demag a cartridge, anyway?
Somebody who wants to sell you a new one?
You could demagnetise a cartridge magnet, but it wouldn't work any more

Re:

Posted: 29 Jun 2018 20:26
by colcol
pivot wrote:These tweak guys already listed are pikers. They give you an actual physical product for your money.

Have a look at this:

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina60.htm

Read carefully - I had to read twice to grip what was being offered. My jaw dropped.
Brilliantly Idiotic...

Re: Re:

Posted: 29 Jun 2018 21:16
by Spinner45
colcol wrote:
pivot wrote:These tweak guys already listed are pikers. They give you an actual physical product for your money.

Have a look at this:

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina60.htm

Read carefully - I had to read twice to grip what was being offered. My jaw dropped.
Brilliantly Idiotic...
That crap sounds like kids on d r u q s with nothing better to do but waste time online. :roll: