Public Service Announcement: AVOID "bobsbid1"
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Wed Oct 19 14:21:56 CDT 2005
On 10/19/2005 at 12:23 PM Allison wrote:
>>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
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>>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
>>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
>>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
>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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