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People also forget my "dust mote" tweak, wherein I collect sonically superior dust motes and send them to people who then release them into their sonic environment.

Tchang is still about 15 years behind.

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There is actually a bit of similar history to this sort of tweak. There was a tweaker at another site who used to buy and compare glass vases to put on room cornners and other locations and report on the effects.

Ms. Mordentroge could try this herself for next to no cost. If it doesn't work, you still have two vessels to hold flower arrangements!


Sadly for the occult tweak merchants, I'm blissfully happy with how my system plays music without the aid of any such 'assistance'. Get it right in the first place and there's no need for funny little stones, bowls and bits of foil. The closest I come to tweaking is having a dedicated listening room with appropriate diffusion and absorption, the occasional cleaning of contacts, dedicated mains supplies etc. If that makes me a skeptic, so be it.
Plus I have more than enough vessels (vases in Australia) to hold flower arrangements. Besides, I'd have to think carefully about the sonic differences between roses and petunias if I went down that superstitious path.

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For those who like challenges (I know you're out there), or perhaps torture, I offer for your consideration another Tchang resonator - the Sugar Cubes (not to be confused with the Bjork punk rock group). Each Sugar Cube is a 1 cm rosewood cube with (dare I say it?) a 1 mm diameter hole drilled in the center of one face. Yes, you read correctly, 1 mm. The Sugar Cubes (17 per kit) are placed in strategic locations on walls of the room. Almost makes one wish to resurrect the thread, How Small Can Things Be and Still Make a Worthwhile Improvement. Sigh....

Are you referring to the tweaker's brains or the devices themselves?

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Sadly for the occult tweak merchants, I'm blissfully happy with how my system plays music without the aid of any such 'assistance'. Get it right in the first place and there's no need for funny little stones, bowls and bits of foil. The closest I come to tweaking is having a dedicated listening room with appropriate diffusion and absorption, the occasional cleaning of contacts, dedicated mains supplies etc. If that makes me a skeptic, so be it.

This might disappoint, but that dedicated room, "appropriate diffusers and absorbers" (as opposed to inappropriate ones), cleaning of contacts and dedicated mains supplies doesn't make you a skeptic. It makes you a tweaker. Welcome aboard!!

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This might disappoint, but that dedicated room, "appropriate diffusers and absorbers" (as opposed to inappropriate ones), cleaning of contacts and didicated mains supplies doesn't make you a skeptic. It makes you a tweaker. Welcome aboard!!

Actually, it makes him an engineer, rather than a tweaker.

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This might disappoint, but that dedicated room, "appropriate diffusers and absorbers" (as opposed to inappropriate ones), cleaning of contacts and didicated mains supplies doesn't make you a skeptic. It makes you a tweaker. Welcome aboard!!

Actually, it makes him an engineer, rather than a tweaker.

You say po-ta-to, I say po-tah-to.

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To be honest, I really don't think the Synergistic Bowls significant enough a product for a full review in Stereophile...

I caught up with your blog entry.

"...yet they seem to improve the accuracy and stability of stereo imaging and even tighten up the sounds of bass instruments."

"...it was almost as if the acoustics of the room were being sidestepped."

"...I

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Hi Fi's future is so bright, it oughta wear shades.


Reading over this thread I'd say half of it's blind, deaf and dumb.

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I wonder how this guy gets on with all those violins and whatnot hanging in there?

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/visits/east_meets_west_coast.htm

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I wonder how this guy gets on with all those violins and whatnot hanging in there?

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/visits/east_meets_west_coast.htm


Maybe, as I've commented here previously, he's deaf. Maybe he likes all his music with an added string section resonating 'in sympathy' ?

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