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Re: [ARSCLIST] Aren't recordings original sources?

Hello Larry

On 21/10/08, Larry S Miller wrote:
>  I completely agree with your observation below about there being a
> audible difference depending upon electrical plug orientation (for
> two-pronged plugs.) On many units I was able to determine the "proper"
> orientation by running the back of my hand across the faceplate of a
> unit. If I felt a noticeable tingle, I'd reverse the plug and try
> again. Invariably, the one with the least tingle was the best
> sounding.

I agree with this, but I haven't had this experience with recent

>  Now, I will say that some other people seemed less able to detect
> this than I, but we did do some blind tests and I was consistently
> able to identify the same orientation on those units which had a
> perceptible difference. Some units seemed to have no difference,
> perhaps those were better designed.

Don Cox

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