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"Magic" ring

Hey, they are saying it's MAGIC.....but how is this mo' better than those conductive elevators? Anyone compared these things, I'm sure they sound different...right? $300 magic ring....hope if ya rub it good, ya get's a genie poping out of your system http://www.thecableco.com/product.php?id=1921

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http://www.thecableco.com/product.php?id=4022 It's only $450. Read the write up, sounds like some real wit at the keys? Now if I elevate, isolate, quantum remove, I could spend $10,000 and still not even have a CD player, or anything. $450, just what will this do, I see the electrical specs are right out there. Hmmmm, last stuff I bought had specs, facts, standards to which it was mfg'd. What is this for? Anyone use this? http://www.thecableco.com/product.php?id=4022

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You spend a lot of time looking for this weird stuff, don't you, Preacha' DUP? Me, I'm just listening to my music when I have that kind of time...

"Can I hear an AMEN children?!!! Tha' Evall audio snake WORSHPPah has been EXposed, do ya HEAR what I am SAYIN'??!!! Don't go BUYIN' those magic RANGS children, no SIR, don't get NEAR those ring things, or you'll be TRAPPED and seduced by the trikster audio salesmen, and you may NEVER get back! No sir, you STAY away and instead LISTEN those WATTS of Righteousness FREE of cable delusions! Amen!!!!!!"

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http://www.thecableco.com/product.php?id=4022 It's only $450. Read the write up, sounds like some real wit at the keys? Now if I elevate, isolate, quantum remove, I could spend $10,000 and still not even have a CD player, or anything. $450, just what will this do, I see the electrical specs are right out there. Hmmmm, last stuff I bought had specs, facts, standards to which it was mfg'd. What is this for? Anyone use this? http://www.thecableco.com/product.php?id=4022

Hmmm... I read this thing four times and I still can't figure out what this thing is supposed to do and how it's supposed to do it. However, whatever it is, I gotta have it!

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how is this mo' better than those conductive elevators? Anyone compared these things, I'm sure they sound different...right?

I know your question was rhetorical, Carl, but here's an experiment that costs nothing re: cable elevators: take some 5x3 index cards and fold them in half. Use the "tents" formed to lift your cable off the carpet at regular intervals. If it sounds better to you, keep the tent cards in place; if it doesn't, you've spent nothing.

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I don't have top look too hard, the stuff is all over teh place. It cathes my fancy, cus' it is so WEIRD....and I'm glad you called it weird. cus it certainly ain't based on any audio science or electronics. $450 !!!! WOW!!! Amazing!!! i paid less for a REAL AC noise product, from FurmanSound. Based on actual design, science, FACTS. Not ad space. This kind of stuff just ruins the hobby of audio. It makes one very cynical, and not trusting claims,made by mfgs. It clouds the world of real inovation and auido pioneers. I would think the audio world would reject this crap, and persue reality based audio science, not make a mockery of the true science of audio, audio reproduction. Read some real documents from real sources like JBL, Yamaha Sound Reinformcement Handbook, RANE, so much good information, this magic crap is really dreadful.

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Hey John, now all my speaker cord are under the floor, in the basement no more on top, I routed them underneath, come up behind the speakers in the other room. Now that I also have 2 additional AC lines into the closet that has the stuff, no more ext cord on the floor either, much neater. I just had to get motivated to finally do it, and after upgrading my service panel to allow more breakers. I was out of space in the old panel, now I have plenty even after using 6 more for my updated kitchen. I still question, why does it matter, touching teh floor, when the wires in a live event or recording studio are all over the floor mic cables with mV levels, that can have induced nosie into them if they are losy cables. John you do lotsa LIVE events, you should certainly know, this cable elevator stuff is .........I know those Shun....full page ads are a nice check to the magazine also, more than one month of them now

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These "rings" have been around for a number of years and they are by no means cable lifters. I gave them a miss simply because there are a number of other less expensive "tweaks" I could try out first.

I paid $99 for a set of 10 cable lifters from BPT. They were bought to organise my power cable clutter. Yes I could have used cardboard tents but then they would not look as impressive. Did they make a sonic difference? Well I bought them with the preconception that they would not. To cut the story short some months back something changed, I sensed some fuzzyness. I could not for the life of me figure out what was causing it until I found out that my maid, while cleaning the hi-fi room, had knocked one of the power cables off their "tower".

Acoustic Revive have also been around for a number of years and produce a wide range of "Tweaks". I will, one find day, replace my Bedini with a RD-3. I do have my eyes set on the GRC-24 and RR-77.

Like Paula Abdul said in American Idol, there are rewards for those who take risks. If something is too "out of this world" and/or you need hard facts and figures, say nothing more or gripe until you are blue and leave it to those who are foolish enough to try and sometimes lucky enough to be rewarded.

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I was thinking of checking out the larger ring, but the 2 5/8 inch OD doesn't offer enough width for me.

Besides, where do the batteries go?

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DUP, at least they're being honest with this product. The description does use many of the classic snake-oil explainations but the product is clearly marked to be "MAGIC" so nobody that purchases one can say they were mislead in any way. It's such a shame that more tweak manufacturers can't be as honest.

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