OK, now for something completely new. I am going to be running around today so I will be developing this post during the day. Now, Morphic Housekeeping 101 is a short course on how to deal with some of the Information fields that are not allowing you to hear your audio system in all of it's present glory and power. These information fields interfere with the brain the same way external electromagnetic waves (RF) interferes with a sensitive transceiver. So, what image in mind how to address one of the more pernicious and powerful of the various types of information fields, the ones produced by bar codes. Now, the reason bar codes are so powerful is tthereo are so damn many of them so they produce a very powerful field. The worst offenders are Bar Codes attached to media for some reason perhaps CDs and other media represent a greater perceived THREAT to the listener or confuse him while he's listening to music. At any rate, treating Bar Codes in the room and in other rooms of the house goes a long way in reducing certain distortions and improving the signal to noise ratio of the sound. What I'm going to present here is a simple and effective and inexpensive way to ADDRESS information fields of Bar Codes, by using ADDRESS labels printed in RED INK. Get it? Address information fields with address labels . Hahh
OK, here we go. This outline will be filled in over the next few hours...
1. Materials needed
The photo shows the message 'x = PRESENT TIME printed in RED INK on a sheet of Avery laser return address labels. In this case the labels are Avery 5195 Return Address Labels but other size labels are also available. It is best to use CLEAR labels, not white ones, as the messages are not as visible on the Bar Codes and don't stick out like a sore thumb. I also use larger size return address labels sometimes that fit two message or more per label. Now, I'm using the 'x = PRESENT TIME message for this illustration but there are other messages you can use as well, like
'x 26 'x and
your name > O.K. Such as G. Kait > O.K.
These particular message are suffiently powerful and work well. There are other messages, too, but for now, in Morphic Housekeeping 101 I will limit this discussion to 'x = PRESENT TIME
2. Where are the Bar Codes?
Let's start with the hypothesis that ALL BAR CODES ARE BAD NEWS, shall we? The reason they are bad news, you know, from an audiophile point of view, is that they hurt the sound. They cause noise and distortion and reduce the EFFECTIVE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO. The reason bar codes hurt the sound is because we are able to detect the bar codes in the room and in the house by what I think I can safely say is extra sensory perception. We pick up on the fields these Bar Codes produce as interference, but not interference on the audio signal anywhere in the system or even in the AC. Bar Codes can also be cut off and thrown away or removed with a Dremel tool. Bar Codes can be found on everything from batteries to food packages, to books, to CD jewel boxes, to shipping boxes, to LP record jackets, to merchandise packaging, to electronics to spice jars, beer bottles and household cleaning supplies, etc. The power of.a particular bar code is determined by the number of them that exist, as they are unique to the item on which it's found. So for an Energizer AA battery the number of them is on the high side. I also believe that some items present more of a threat than others, so batteries, books, CDs, cleaning fluids, electronics present more problems that say electrons, atoms, or ice cream bars.
3. What we hope to achieve?
What we are hoping to do in this exercise is reduce noise and distortion so that the more labels we apply to Bar Codes around the listening room as well as all around the house the sound gets more and more relaxed and transparent and clear. It slowing reveals it's TRUE NATURE. The sound that you begin to hear was IN THE ROOM THE WHOLE TIME, all these months and years. You just couldn't hear it completely or properly because the Bar Codes were interfering. There is some point, I can't say whether it's 100 labels, or two hundred labels, but three is a point when the scales are tipped and the sound breaks aways from the old typical,distorted and noisy and congested sound. The more Bar Codes you find and treat the better the sound will become,
5. Where do we go from here? - Morphic Housekeeping 201 and beyond.
OK, so where are we? We learned that bar codes are bad news and how we can treat them with certain messages in red ink. But bar codes are not the end of the story. Since objects themselves are linked to information fields of like items. So, no only does the barcode on the CD jewel box represent a field but the CD itself represents a filed. Same for LPs. And books, and even the phrases and words in book have fields associated with them! See where I'm going with this? As a teaser can I mention some of the more pernicious materials and shapes that have rather nasty field associated with them? Wood, Glass, copper, aluminum, steel, long slender shapes, you know like cables, square shapes like walls and 90 degree angles in bookcases and wall intersections, cement, plants and flowers in vases, hollow spaces. The very materials and shapes we use to construct our audio systems and listening rooms are the very things that hurt the sound. Anyone not see the irony? So, we have our work cut out for us. Better start printing those return address labels by the score. You're going to need 'em!