The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations"

Posted by: Worfzara

The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 06:53 PM

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.
Posted by: RickF

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 07:03 PM

Whoa.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 07:08 PM

Seen it before. That's my favorite piece of overpriced audio equipment, bar none.
Posted by: RickF

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 07:16 PM

I'll have to try to pass a couple of those little items through my finance dept., just for kicks.

laugh
Posted by: merchman

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 07:22 PM

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
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 08:11 PM

Man, I'm going to have to get me some of them.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 10:19 PM

What the hail is C37 btw? Sounds like some kind of explosive.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 10:36 PM

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.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/28/10 10:46 PM

Oh. Could also be his cell number at Milhaven Security.
Posted by: Capn_Pickard

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/29/10 12:39 AM

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.
Posted by: a401classic

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/29/10 07:41 AM

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.
Posted by: RickF

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/29/10 08:26 AM

I know my tonal qualities change after a good varnishing.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/29/10 10:13 AM

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!
Posted by: a401classic

Re: The $485 volume knob - for "good vibrations" - 09/29/10 10:27 AM

No arguement there!