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#324174 - 09/28/10 06:53 PM The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations"
Worfzara Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 709
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
I keep saying I have seen it all (interconnets, power cables, speaker wire, vibration disks, funny ink on the ouside of CD's, directional fuses), but now I have really seen it all.

http://boingboing.net/2005/11/07/astronomically-overp.html

I simply can't stop laughing at this. Who in their right mind would even come up with this crap, yet alone buy it.
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#324176 - 09/28/10 07:03 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: Worfzara]
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Whoa.
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#324177 - 09/28/10 07:08 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: RickF]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Seen it before. That's my favorite piece of overpriced audio equipment, bar none.
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#324178 - 09/28/10 07:16 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: Ken.C]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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I'll have to try to pass a couple of those little items through my finance dept., just for kicks.

laugh
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#324179 - 09/28/10 07:22 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: RickF]
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 834
Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: RickF
I'll have to try to pass a couple of those little items through my finance dept., just for kicks.

laugh


Good luck! Have fun in the doghouse pal. grin
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#324187 - 09/28/10 08:11 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: merchman]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5837
Loc: Some random location
Man, I'm going to have to get me some of them.

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#324195 - 09/28/10 10:19 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: CatBrat]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6609
Loc: It's all about the location.
What the hail is C37 btw? Sounds like some kind of explosive.
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#324199 - 09/28/10 10:36 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian, C37 is the special patented process which is responsible for $484 of the $485 cost.

Edit: okay I bothered to google it, and here's the rather nonsensical description for C37 lacquer.


Edited by JohnK (09/28/10 10:49 PM)
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#324200 - 09/28/10 10:46 PM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: JohnK]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Oh. Could also be his cell number at Milhaven Security.
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#324202 - 09/29/10 12:39 AM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: Adrian]
Capn_Pickard Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
Holy crap. This guy wants me to paint lacquer all over my speakers, electronic components and cds? Then wait 10 weeks to hear a difference?

Perhaps it was on page two, but the seller of this stuff obviously missed an opprtunity to have me varnish my earlobes on a regular basis.

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#324206 - 09/29/10 07:41 AM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: Capn_Pickard]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1180
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I can see applying something to paper cones to make them more rigid??

For string instruments, like the violin, there have been numerous debates and studies on the difference in tonal quality with changes in varnish.
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#324209 - 09/29/10 08:26 AM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: a401classic]
RickF Offline
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I know my tonal qualities change after a good varnishing.
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#324214 - 09/29/10 10:13 AM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: a401classic]
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Originally Posted By: a401classic

For string instruments, like the violin, there have been numerous debates and studies on the difference in tonal quality with changes in varnish.


Thing is, that makes sense, since the body of the violin is something you want to resonate, something that HAS to resonate to make the sound of the instrument. If your preamp is resonating, dude, you've got a problem!
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#324219 - 09/29/10 10:27 AM Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" [Re: Ken.C]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1180
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
No arguement there!
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