> -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List > [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steven C. Barr(x) > Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:45 PM > To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs > > ----- Original Message ----- > 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. :-)
Jerry Media Sciences, Inc.