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geoffkait
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Naked and they dance

Did you used to work at a carnival? Step right this way. Naked and they dance.

In your case the best strategy is avoid the debate altogether. I can't say I blame you for pretending there is no discussion. What else can you possibly say? You're running on fumes. By the way, just a suggestion, according to my five year old neighbor it really helps a lot if you plug your fingers in your ears and hum really loud.

Geof Kait
Machina Dynamica

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just a quick thank you

Michael:

Due to technical issues with the Stereophile website, I was unable to directly post here my intended thank you for taking the patience and time and sorting things out with me. I see we both have in fact come to a peaceful and mutual understanding and that honestly makes my times here now back to completely stress-free and enjoyable.

I look forward to many more referencing sessions and constructive debate and knowledge.

Respecfully,

Ron

All:

My thank you directed at Michael should not mean that I am biased towards his methods over any others. While I do agree with nearly all aspects of Michael's designs and philosphies regarding all things audiophile, that does not mean I dismiss and ignore any other ideas which are also good ones.

Kind Regards,

Ron

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My wood blocks are remnants

My wood blocks are remnants of the 3/4"x3/4" Jatoba trim I used on my DIY sub-woofer some years ago. Jatoba, sometimes known as Brazilian Cherry, is a somewhat heavy exotic hardwood, and can be difficult to work for the inexperienced.

Incidentally, I believe that one of the reasons the vibration control worked so well is that the central block is almost directly below the transport/motor, the heaviest part of the unit. If the unit was going to vibrate I believe that is where it would be the worst, several inches from either foot.

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wood shopping

We do a ton of wood scouting, one of our fav things to do. Harold last week scored some African boards, and I'm on way to check out a new batch of wood just arriving at our exotic wood yard here. Finding the right wood for the sound you want is one part. The curing and finishing is the next. We do both desert curing and do our own kiln cure. Brazilian Cherry has a detailed sound to it, and works well in combo with Brazilian Pine. I'm glad your using small pieces too. Brazilian Cherry can take over the flavor if using too much. Also good for seams on speakers. I'm having a set of burnt Brazilian Pine with Brazilian Cherry seams being built for me right now. Been curing the wood for over a year.

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michael green
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Mpingo discs - WTF?

Just a quick interrupt to mention that the notorious Mpingo disc from Shun Mook, the little 1 1/2" ebony disc gets curiouser and curiouser the closer you look. It is actually comprised ofteo types of wood, and buried inside the little bugger is WTF a crystal! Unless someone tells you there a crystal inside you'd never know it, but if you examine the Mpingo disc you'll see the half inch plug that hides the crystal.

Excerpt from Shun Mook web site:

"A. Mpingo Disc
The Mpingo Disc is invented by the Shun Mook team. It is made from a combination of Gaboon and Mpingo Ebony, treated with a proprietary process that gives the disc a unique property to regulate the resonance of any sonic component and its transmission. Yet this is a very simple item to use. Just place one to three disc on top of your preamp, CD transport, DA converter, turntable etc, and listen for the wonderful change in your Hi fi system. When this disc is excited by any external acoustic energy, it will resonate throughout the entire audible spectrum, thus overriding unwanted harmonic distortions and at the same enriching the musical reproduction."

OK, back to our regular programming.

Geoff Kait
Machina Dynamica

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