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Title: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Don Boone on September 30, 2008, 02:44:59 pm
Clearone (Gentner) has a trade-in program for their (and competitor's) older gear when you up grade to the new Converge lines. You don't have to send the trade-in gear back to them just destroy and document it with digital photos.

So now comes the fun part, what methods of destruction should we use on the 2 units that are being removed? Suggestions so far:

Chop saw
Shotgun
Fire
Drowning (while plugged in of course)
Dragging behind a truck for a few laps around the parking lot.

Any other ideas?

Don
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Brad Weber on September 30, 2008, 02:56:14 pm
Want to borrow my crossbow?
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Thomas Harkin on September 30, 2008, 03:16:32 pm
Don Boone wrote on Tue, 30 September 2008 13:44

Clearone (Gentner) has a trade-in program for their (and competitor's) older gear when you up grade to the new Converge lines. You don't have to send the trade-in gear back to them just destroy and document it with digital photos.

So now comes the fun part, what methods of destruction should we use on the 2 units that are being removed? Suggestions so far:

Chop saw
Shotgun
Fire
Drowning (while plugged in of course)
Dragging behind a truck for a few laps around the parking lot.

Any other ideas?

Don

Pavement roller or the "LAB Room EQ" (TM)

Thomas
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Charlie Zureki on September 30, 2008, 03:39:50 pm
Don Boone wrote on Tue, 30 September 2008 13:44

Clearone (Gentner) has a trade-in program for their (and competitor's) older gear when you up grade to the new Converge lines. You don't have to send the trade-in gear back to them just destroy and document it with digital photos.

So now comes the fun part, what methods of destruction should we use on the 2 units that are being removed? Suggestions so far:

Chop saw
Shotgun
Fire
Drowning (while plugged in of course)
Dragging behind a truck for a few laps around the parking lot.

Any other ideas?

Don


  Give it to Evan?  Laughing    

  Sorry Evan... teasing you.

 Cheers,
 Hammer

Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Karl P(eterson) on September 30, 2008, 08:56:41 pm
I don't know where you are in the southeast, but if you are in the Atlanta area and you are going to do the distruction in the next couple weeks we have some steamrollers and a few "LAB Room EQ" (TM)'s on site.

Karl P
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Don Boone on September 30, 2008, 09:54:54 pm
Karl

I'm in Greenville SC. That's tempting. I might take you up on it but I also found a machine shop just down the street.
I'm thinking press brake, while the unit displays the "Fatal Error" message it occasionally shows.

Don

www.mmsav.com
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Remy G. Santerre on October 03, 2008, 10:45:46 am
600V ?
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Don DeLong on October 03, 2008, 01:15:46 pm
Can you say "Camlok to XLR adapter"?  Twisted Evil
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Michael 'Bink' Knowles on October 06, 2008, 07:02:51 pm
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Don Boone wrote on Tue, 30 September 2008 11:44

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Any other ideas?


Photoshop.

-Bink
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Gerry Tacker on October 09, 2008, 10:32:24 am
Fireworks! The only way to go for documentation! Or call Karl Winkler and see if he has a high powered bowling ball cannon in development!
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Karl Winkler on October 10, 2008, 11:47:16 am
Gerry Tacker wrote on Thu, 09 October 2008 08:32

Fireworks! The only way to go for documentation! Or call Karl Winkler and see if he has a high powered bowling ball cannon in development!


I'm sure you've seen those videos on Youtube... awesome stuff! I don't plan to go there.

But I did just make some bullets for my 2" potato cannon that are plastic end-caps for paper rolls, filled with sand and sealed with silicone. I hope to test them this week. I would bet they cause some damage, although a piece of rack gear would require several shots. Anyone wants to bring the beer and the target, I'll supply the cannon and ammo... could be a fun afternoon and provide some excellent Youtube material!

-Karl
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Jonathan Goodall on October 17, 2008, 06:28:05 pm
Any way of getting hold of some liquid Nitrogen????
Title: Re: Destroying old Clearone gear
Post by: Jordan Wolf on October 18, 2008, 01:20:26 pm
Soak it in kerosene/lighter fluid and make it go boom?

We always throw our outdated-and-irreparable gear off of the roof onto the parking lot asphalt.  Usually, whatever-it-is just blows apart into pieces.