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drew gandy

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Re: CD improver
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2022, 10:14:07 AM »

Over time I've come to believe that the HiFi brigade are no more daft than we "audio professionals" are, though their daftness shows itself in different ways perhaps. Confirmation Bias [among other biases involved in this] can literally make something sound better to a person, because our perceptions ARE our reality and so that thing you changed does actually make it sound better. To you. But...  If you happen to be in a position to have your opinion be valued by others, Their Confirmation Bias that "Maddox is a pro and he's pretty smart and I bet he knows what he's talking about" will make it actually sound better to them as well. And then, because several Audio Professionals hear something "Sound Better", the Confirmation Bias teams up with The Bandwagon Effect and suddenly an opinion that was wildly flawed by inherent biases to begin with becomes Established Fact.

And make no mistake, we as Audio Pros are no more immune to Confirmation Bias than any other human. We hear with our Brains, not our ears. And our Brains are MASTERS at lying to us. Of course we don't have much choice but to do our jobs based on what we hear, so in that regard we're a little stuck with our Hearing Brains whether we like it or not.

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I've been using the term "audio lore" to describe much of what you outlined here. We do things the ways we do because we somehow think it's the right way to do it. Very little has been empirically analyzed to prove things out. And even if it were [empirically analyzed], our brains have ways of getting around it.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2022, 11:49:32 AM »

I had forgotten the Sharpie thing. Was it red or green that gave a better definition? And remember the CD stabilizer "The Mat"?

And the sales person at Circuit City telling me those speakers were not digital ready....

I have a bridge with built-in Sharpie stations for sale.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2022, 01:07:47 PM »

I had forgotten the Sharpie thing. Was it red or green that gave a better definition?

Green, so as to not reflect the red laser.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2022, 12:55:06 PM »

Green, so as to not reflect the red laser.
Wouldn't red ABSORB the red laser? Isn't absorption a better solution than reflection in this case?
Chris.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2022, 04:04:36 PM »

 I actually prefer the purple Sharpie which gives the audio a fine infusion of a gentle burgundy grape tint with hints of bologna.

 I am sure there might be a explanation behind this science but it is over my head. As is most of the "science" behind the magic world of audiophile stuff.

You know my buddy has a lot of cedar trees on his place. Hmmm, organic, sun ripened, locally sourced, hand harvested by indignant native employee's hand carved Native Cedar Focusing Bowels.
Your sound will sound more natural and flowing.

edited for: Special price for SW members only, $2,500.00 per bowl, 2 for $5,500.

 
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2022, 02:23:54 PM »

Wouldn't red ABSORB the red laser? Isn't absorption a better solution than reflection in this case?
Chris.

Red would reflect red light - just as a white surface will reflect any color of light.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2022, 08:54:19 PM »

edited for: Special price for SW members only, $2,500.00 per bowl, 2 for $5,500. 

I take it that the pair is indignantly focused to within 0.1dB?
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2022, 01:44:38 PM »

Ran across this debunking video.  Very satisfying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-QxLAxwxkM

Don't forget to demagnetize the disc after you've fixed the reflection issues. :o

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Re: CD improver
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2022, 01:44:34 AM »

Don't forget to demagnetize the disc after you've fixed the reflection issues. :o

-Russ

DeGauss  Sounds better, must be worth more $  :)
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2022, 11:16:13 AM »

DeGauss  Sounds better, must be worth more $  :)
"Gaussian magnetic neutralization" is worth another 50%!
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