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Dave Garoutte

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« on: September 07, 2022, 04:45:02 PM »

Ran across this debunking video.  Very satisfying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-QxLAxwxkM
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 11:06:39 AM »

Ran that in the background while working. I got the idea but you know how it's going to end.

Seems like the biggest industry in the world is scamming other people. Con, grift etc. Sad.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 12:59:39 PM »

Having spent a little over a year working for a company that makes very expensive HiFi speakers, I agree with John.

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Re: CD improver
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2022, 12:14:07 AM »

I love crap like this! 

It's interesting what scams people come up with to peddle their crap.  There's certainly a predator / prey mentality with the scammers.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2022, 02:43:23 AM »

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


TechMoan is just a great channel all around. Long time subscriber.
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2022, 12:23:03 PM »

I'm in two minds - sure, they're using warped physics to flog idiots stuff that does nothing, but equally the hifi brigade are daft for believe the rubbish they get peddled!
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 01:59:30 PM »

I'm in two minds - sure, they're using warped physics to flog idiots stuff that does nothing, but equally the hifi brigade are daft for believe the rubbish they get peddled!

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.

All that being said, cutting angles into CDs to make them "sound better" is stupid and should be regarded as such...
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2022, 02:51:17 PM »

Fools have been separated from their money since before there were phools.

It is all part of the human condition.

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Re: CD improver
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2022, 06:18:57 PM »

Fools have been separated from their money since before there were phools.

It is all part of the human condition.

JR

Wait, I feel a startling original never before heard genius Maddox Quote coming on...

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"A Fool and his Money are Soon Parted"TM

Bam! Nailed It! And you can quote me on that Proper Attribution Required of course...
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Re: CD improver
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2022, 10:57:35 AM »

Then there's the real story behind "There's a sucker born every minute" and that we may be suckers for believing PT Barnum said it

https://medium.com/skeptikai/the-real-story-behind-the-quote-theres-a-sucker-born-every-minute-1db9a7220d34

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