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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: 731
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]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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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]
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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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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
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: 6014
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
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: 6687
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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Registered: 05/11/02
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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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