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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs
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> [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steven C. Barr(x)
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:45 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs
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> From: "phillip holmes" <insuranceman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cryogenic treatment is the idea. Some clowns have asserted that you can
> > stick them on a block of dry ice or in your freezer. I know that
> > cryogenics, when done right, will change the crystal structure of
> > metal. It's main application is with cutting surfaces, engines,
> > transmissions (think NASCAR and NHRA), very critical high stress
> > applications (where you'd magnaflux as well), etc.... I don't know if
> > I've ever heard a difference, though I've heard excellent systems that
> > had cryogenically treated cables, plugs and outlets. It could be that
> > it sounded good because the system was incredibly expensive and the room
> > had been treated for diffuse sound. If I could hear a difference, it
> > should be apparent with low output moving coil cartridges where you are
> > dealing with microvolts. Freezing cables will do nothing. I can see
> > where it would help the moving parts in a stereo. Cryogenic treatment
> > relieves stresses and increases wear resistance.
> Okeh...this should start a few rumours...
> We know that any bend in a conductor will have a certain value of
> inductance (which can be calculated)...and that the reactance of
> this inductance is frequency-dependent, so a sound-carrying cable
> with any bends or curves in it may affect the frequencies as measured
> at the output end (vs. the input).
> Thus, sound systems should be set up so that a straight-line path
> exists between any two terminals that have to be connected to one
> another...and we should use solid and straight pieces of a highly
> conductive metal, rather than wire, to connect our audio devices.
> Guaranteed 1) somebody will try it, and 2) he/she/it will report
> back it made an audible difference...
> One never knows, do one?!
> Steven C. Barr
Listeners report improvement when a "special" green liquid is applied to the
rim of a CD to keep the light from leaking out. Perhaps some absorbent
material could be applied to the rim of a phonograph record to keep the
sound from leaking out. :-)
Media Sciences, Inc.