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    tubes4hifi
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    more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:17 pm

    everyone sees this kind of stuff all the time.
    I finally gave up reading Stereophile (fool) and Absolute Audio (insane) and all the rest a few years ago,
    but I'm still on the "Audio Advisor" mailing list. Their latest flyer has a MartinLogan - Grotto i - 10 in. Subwoofer
    with this as part of the description (sales pitch BS):
    "Crave a little heavy-metal thunder from time to time? Ordinary level controls top out at '10'; Grotto i's goes to '11'!"

    So what's the latest BS anyone else has seen lately? Let's have some fun here! Cool


    gener8r

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by gener8r on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:34 pm

    These make my BS list.

    http://www.vhaudio.com/wa-quantum-chip.html


    quadaptor

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by quadaptor on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:45 am

    I haven't read the material referred to, but aren't they spoofing "Spinal Tap"?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7rWiY5obI


    Bigron865

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by Bigron865 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:21 am

    What a load of crap. People actually buy this stuff?

    Captain Coconut

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by Captain Coconut on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:22 am

    Just about anything written in the Tweaks and Cables Forums of Audio Asylum gets my vote.

    Bigron865

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by Bigron865 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:49 am

    Those little cork/rubber isolation blocks that they sell for $25 each... I actually sell for HVAC customers in my business and they cost me .71 cents each. Robbery!

    tubes4hifi
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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by tubes4hifi on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:43 pm

    OK, wow, those quantum chips are the new record of BS I've ever seen!!
    Yes, Spinal Tap, "turn it up to 11"

    Bob Latino
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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:53 pm

    We had another post some time ago on some "BS audio upgrades". See our forum link below from July of 2010 ...

    Forum link to other BS audio upgrades

    Bob

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by bcinnamon on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:35 am

    The guys at Schitt Audio don't seem to take themselves too seriously. My favorite is the description for their short interconnect cables PYST:
    http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=12

    "PYST was the god of drinking in Norse mythology. He’d be much better-known if he wasn’t getting schiit-faced all the time. Or, well, not really. PYST stands for Put Your Schiit Together, a set of short cables that make stacking your DAC and amp easy.

    Beyond Just Technology: SuperUltraHyperTechnology
    PYST cables are made from only the finest 6-nines Unobtanium™ alloy, molecularly assembled in our Alternate Universe™ reality-distortion tesseract field , using a secret geometry reverse-engineered from crashed UFOs, painstakingly smuggled out of Area 51 by deep-cover operatives. Performance is further enhanced by the use of a QuantConnect™ quantum-entangled pair of transmission interfaces, held at absolute zero by our exclusive Stasis Field™ technology. The cables are then wrapped in NanoAeroCap™, a nanotechnology-enabled aerogel anti-capacitance insulation system, featuring Fractal Interleaved Geometry™ to create negative inductance for maximum audio transmission quality.

    Or, er, well . . . again, no. These are nice, high-quality cables, with solid, reliable connectors. That’s it. Hope you like them!

    PYST cables come in three flavors:

    RCA PYST.The RCA Pysts are about 6" long, excluding connectors. They're ideal for, say, stacking a Bifrost and Asgard 2. Please note the dimensions. That's 6inches. Not feet. And not none of that fancy metric stuff, we're dumb Americans here.

    XLR PYST.These are balanced XLR-terminated connectors for stacking, say, a Mjolnir and Gungnir. The balanced XLR Pysts are about 9" long, excluding connectors. Same dimensional disambiguation applies.

    USB PYST.This is the complete redefinition of USB cables. It actually, physically transports you* into an alternate universe where superbly-mastered, 24/192 music streams 24/7, free of charge to all listeners, for all genres. Supermodels in this alternate world are all deeply into high-end audio, and will beg to go out with you. Butterflies swirl in fantastic colors over clean-lined porcelain cityscapes, everyone is a millionaire, and flying cars run on air. It's a beautiful place to be!

    *Or not. It may have been a hallucination. USB PYSTs are actually just nice, 1M long, USB 2.0-rated cables that have thicker than normal power conductors and silver-plated copper data lines. We think the electrons like silver better, or something. Or not.

    In any case, you can get PYST, or you can save some money at Monoprice.

    Tom

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by Tom on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:00 am

    ^^Dang! I almost PYST myself reading that!!!

    If you can't support a company
    with that level of honest in their advertising
    who can you support?

    Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    DarthBubba

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    Re: more audiophile (fool) BS

    Post by DarthBubba on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:07 pm

    Magic discs (Mpingo), magic bricks, magical lengths of speaker wire, CD demagnetizers, etc.

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