Public Service Announcement: AVOID "bobsbid1"
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Wed Oct 19 11:23:34 CDT 2005
>Subject: Re: Public Service Announcement: AVOID "bobsbid1"
> From: woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca>
> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:58:15 -0600
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Kevin Handy wrote:
>> Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
>>> Gotta love it when the golden-eared folks apply RF transmission-line
>>> theory to speaker cabling. My scepticism towards audiophile
>>> snake-oil comes via heredity (my late father spent 40+ years in the
>> The snake-oil industry?
>So how many people oil their snakes? It does seem hard to get a good
>Hi Fi system nowdays with all the snake oil parts as you have just so cheap
>stuff on the low end, and gimics on the high end. With audio nobody gives
>any useful specs now days -- THD is done into a dummy load never a
>real speaker. What about IM distortion too? PS. I listen to regular music;
>classical I find too heavy.
Every time I need an amp for audio, I build one. I have no excuse, I did
audio consoles and the like. None of the chips have decent specs and
reasonable solid state designs with transistor or power MOSFETs are
not hard to cook up.
What amuses me are the systems that have a wallwart (not switch mode either!)
as a PS and claim more than 10-15W of power out. I include those that have
a PS inside that is barely a wallwart. A typical wallwart can't provide
that and a real amp that can do that needs a better source of power.
Computer speakers are amoung the worst with the claims, most are outright
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