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  • Installing your own audiophile power pole...

    Wow, now I'm questioning my Amazon speaker wires... http://gizmo.do/zp0mPZy
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    Javad Shadzi
    Bay Area, CA

    2-Channel Stereo system in the works with Adcom components and 4-way towers

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    Wow, thanks for that find! Now I have something to show my wife so she realises how "sane" I am in comparison when it comes to audio. 😋
    HAGD,
    Marc

    Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

    TMWW thread

    Maurbacs DCR Tower

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    • #3
      * With his head held high, he walks to the garage and grabs the first gas container he can find. It a 50:1 mix used for chainsaws and the like but it will do.

      Walks through the house with a stiff arm plowing though doors like a runningback with the game on the line.

      Stops shy of the HiFi rig. Just a moment's pause and douses it in the fuel slurry.

      It was but a single whisper from dry, flaky lips that showed what could possibly be for such an action.

      ...."You have been lying to me all along..."

      The lifeless electro-mechanical equipment proudly stood there as if mocking him while dripping what as become a room-filling, pungent mess.

      A single match was struck, and flung as if in slow motion onto the hifi rig. He dropped to his knees in tears and could only see the dull gleam of flames through his now fish-eyed lenses...Never to return to the hobby again.


      .....So yeah. Thats how my morning went when I found out I need a utility pole with special transformers n' stuff to make my system sound good.
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      • #4
        At what point are we allowed to make the statement that extreme audiophiles are actually just idiots with disposable income? I mean, come on... We suffer through cable risers and magic clocks and special pebbles - must we now suffer through ridiculous upgrades such as this? Of course - it is cheaper than a lot of the tube amps those guys enjoy, so they have that going for them.
        Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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        • #5
          I suppose when you have no idea how electronics works, something like this may seem just as valid as anything else. It's all just incomprehensible magic.
          Francis

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          • #6
            Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
            At what point are we allowed to make the statement that extreme audiophiles are actually just idiots with disposable income? I mean, come on... We suffer through cable risers and magic clocks and special pebbles - must we now suffer through ridiculous upgrades such as this? Of course - it is cheaper than a lot of the tube amps those guys enjoy, so they have that going for them.


            Dude..... I was talking to Brian Zolner who is the pres of Bricasti Design and overseas, specially in Asia, it is a whole different ball game. Feedback from his dealers are on the order of, "They will not buy Ferrari's with stick shifts because only the lower class drive stick-shifts in their worktrucks", and "You need to make these twice the size and weight then I can gaurantee I can sell a ton of them (talking about BMW-priced product)". Notice there is no mention of performance because that was just dandy! It is a form of jewelry to some and and extreme culturally driven marketplace. I am sure that press made that retired lawyer proud and feel superior. Funny as it may be the ownership feels matter far more, or rather are an important part of the listening experince when you get to the escoteric, or so it seems.... Us filthy/unwashed will just have to settle for enjoying the music I guess.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
              * With his head held high, he walks to the garage and grabs the first gas container he can find. It a 50:1 mix used for chainsaws and the like but it will do.

              Walks through the house with a stiff arm plowing though doors like a runningback with the game on the line.

              Stops shy of the HiFi rig. Just a moment's pause and douses it in the fuel slurry.

              It was but a single whisper from dry, flaky lips that showed what could possibly be for such an action.

              ...."You have been lying to me all along..."

              The lifeless electro-mechanical equipment proudly stood there as if mocking him while dripping what as become a room-filling, pungent mess.

              A single match was struck, and flung as if in slow motion onto the hifi rig. He dropped to his knees in tears and could only see the dull gleam of flames through his now fish-eyed lenses...Never to return to the hobby again.


              .....So yeah. Thats how my morning went when I found out I need a utility pole with special transformers n' stuff to make my system sound good.
              Who wrote that: John Sanford?, Stephen King?, Agatha Christie?

              Dude, you may have picked the wrong hobby to excel at

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              • #8
                I knew I could hear something in my speakers when my neighbour was doing laundry
                See my projects on Instagram and Facebook

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Derekj View Post
                  I knew I could hear something in my speakers when my neighbour was doing laundry
                  I can hear what type of detergent my neighbors are using
                  Francis

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Millstonemike View Post

                    Who wrote that: John Sanford?, Stephen King?, Agatha Christie?

                    Dude, you may have picked the wrong hobby to excel at
                    i know right ?!? that was brilliant ...
                    Paper Towers
                    RS180P/28F surrounds
                    Boombox

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Millstonemike View Post

                      Who wrote that: John Sanford?, Stephen King?, Agatha Christie?

                      Dude, you may have picked the wrong hobby to excel at
                      Lol thanks guys. My life has been a series of bad decisions. This hobby is no different! ;).

                      Huh, glad to know that this is as bad as it gets....So far.


                      P.s. I prefer when my neighbor uses Tide, makes my system sound much more fluid and clean.
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                      • #12
                        Really? This doesn't work? Darn,,,, now I gotta call Comm Ed back.

                        Have Fun, Mark

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                        • #13
                          <giggles>
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                            At what point are we allowed to make the statement that extreme audiophiles are actually just idiots with disposable income? I mean, come on... We suffer through cable risers and magic clocks and special pebbles - must we now suffer through ridiculous upgrades such as this? Of course - it is cheaper than a lot of the tube amps those guys enjoy, so they have that going for them.
                            Don't forget he owns a power transformer and a utility pole which has a better resale value than those tube amplifiers.....The more we talk about this, the more practical it's sounding.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                              At what point are we allowed to make the statement that extreme audiophiles are actually just idiots with disposable income? I mean, come on... We suffer through cable risers and magic clocks and special pebbles - must we now suffer through ridiculous upgrades such as this? Of course - it is cheaper than a lot of the tube amps those guys enjoy, so they have that going for them.
                              ​There is some merit to it though. One of the problems they had at Threshold with final T&M of the amps and preamps was the amount of noise and interference that was coming through on the AC line. Since the building was in an industrial park, there were all sorts of nasties riding on the power. We were using a very precise measuring setup and the least little of anything would skew the results. It was always cleaner at night for obvious reasons. I remember an article in one of the now defunct magazines about utility company power and how dirty it could be. In one of the major cities they logged it 24/7and there were noticeable trends.

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