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    "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

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    GP49

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by GP49 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:46 am

    Audiophool LEDs for replacing the pilot lights in equipment? Using different color LEDs could be "useful" in offsetting colorations in the system. If your system is already "neutral" you would use white LEDs for a "better illuminated soundstage."

    $100 each ($200 for large ones), but really should be installed with special audiophool solder at $100/ounce.

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by GP49 on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:53 am

    I cannot claim credit for this one. It was written by a friend of mine on another audio forum. The topic was what to use as an added weight in a tonearm's headshell, when the phono cartridge is so light, it cannot be properly counterbalanced:

    "On the subject of compensation weights, I have good news. United States pennies have a rich history of being applied as (3-gram) weights for the front of the arm. People typically did this when their 'needle wore out' to obtain more life from a hopeless stylus.

    "I happen to have a small collection of these items, which I offer at the special price of $20.00 USD (audiophile net) plus a mere token for shipping. Through a special process, I am able to offer shiny ones, center drilled. These are said to be oxygen-free, and through my special process, they become "Litz Pennies." To give a penny its Litz characteristics, I place the penny carefully before me and whisper the word "Litz" above it in a patented tone of voice. This completes the procedure. Litz pennies are available to you for only $40.00 each (audiophile net)."

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by Tube Nube on Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:37 pm

    How was your friend's generous offering received by that forum?

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by GP49 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:51 pm

    wrote: (I cannot claim credit for this one)...

    "On the subject of compensation weights, I have good news. United States pennies have a rich history of being applied as (3-gram) weights for the front of the arm. People typically did this when their 'needle wore out' to obtain more life from a hopeless stylus.

    "I happen to have a small collection of these items, which I offer at the special price of $20.00 USD (audiophile net) plus a mere token for shipping. Through a special process, I am able to offer shiny ones, center drilled. These are said to be oxygen-free, and through my special process, they become "Litz Pennies." To give a penny its Litz characteristics, I place the penny carefully before me and whisper the word "Litz" above it in a patented tone of voice. This completes the procedure. Litz pennies are available to you for only $40.00 each (audiophile net)."

    Tube Nube wrote:How was your friend's generous offering received by that forum?


    The other night, I thought I heard "Litz...Litz...Litz" inside the house belonging to the audio tweako down the street.

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:29 pm

    Here is a web site link below where someone has catalogged many "Audiophool tweaks". If you have the time it makes good reading - lol ...

    Audiophool tweaks

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by Captain Coconut on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:02 pm

    Here's one that's not really all that wacky except for the advertising. I like the part where they mention the best outlet in the world in terms of ........ timbre. No wonder my system has been lacking in that area all these years!



    http://www.crazefirstaudio.com/maestro_outlet.htm

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by Mr. Zenith on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:35 am

    People typically did this when their 'needle wore out' to obtain more life from a hopeless stylus.

    I was a DJ at a local radio station back during the swan song of the 45 rpm record (mid-'80's). We played all of our vinyl on old direct-drive Russco "Studio-Pro" turntables that had a ten-pound platter, ran on washing-machine motors and rumbled like the constipated bowels of hell. The needles were usually so worn that sometimes we'd have to put a freakin' quarter on the headshell just to keep the needle from skipping. Aaah, the good ol' days!

    Boy, we sure could have used some of those special pennies then! Wink

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by Sprags on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:38 pm

    I read Popular Mechanix and Hot Rod and I remember the ads for gadget that would increase gas mileage, add horsepower and reduce the need for oil changes. I never saw such quackery in the hi fi mags in the 70s...but then again...I guess it seems now is the time for stuff like this.

    I have a photo that bob sent of my amp almost completed and a guy in the shop told me there is no way it could sound good because all the tubes were exposed and it didn't have a bunch of switches and knobs. He tried to tell me that all those doo dads were what increased the quality of the sound. He then went on to explain that his Bose speaker system will out perform any sound

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by anbitet66 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:47 pm

    With a wink tongue to Captain Coconut: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=110-439

    The description is nothing special, but the price is something else.

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    Re: "Audio voodoo"- $400 ultra tweeters and a $485 wooden volume knob

    Post by gener8r on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:23 pm

    The Customer Reviews posted on Parts Express for that Wattgate are freaking hilarious.

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