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Most Insane Tweaks Thread


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#1 of 63 OFFLINE   Doug_H

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Posted April 15 2005 - 08:04 AM

Another thread I was involved in brought up the freezing you cables and running your wire through a sandbox tweak. I have heard a number of other odd tweaks that may or may not make a difference. What are the oddest tweaks you have heard of in someones system?
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#2 of 63 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted April 15 2005 - 08:23 AM

Haha!

Sounds like you had an encounter with Richard Patrick, or Thread Killer King, or whatever new name he has these days.

He is the KING of freezing EVERYTHING in his system..plus DVD's CD's.

I guess another silly sounding tweak is raising your speaker wire off the floor with pricy (at times) devices to make for a "better soundstage" etc...

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#3 of 63 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted April 15 2005 - 10:05 AM

Best one recently was the little postage stamp thingy that you put on your CD/DVD player while playing a CD you want to improve and it will permanently "improve" that particular CD.
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#4 of 63 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted April 15 2005 - 10:57 AM

My god, there is so much foolishness out there, it's hard to know where to begin. Mpingo discs Shakti Stones The Bedini Clarifier Various beads that you put on your electronics Marking the edge of CD's with a green pen Using a special pen and writing positive things on some kind of paper and sticking it to your equipment Orienting your equipment to take advantage of positive energy flows a la feng shui Power cords Treating your CD's or DVD's with special liquids although cleaning them isn't such a bad idea Putting 'Beaks' on your speakers (thank Totem for this) Room tuning with blocks of wood (a few jerks are selling this) Placing bags of sand or other heavy objects on your equipment or speakers Special outlets Demagnetizing devices for CD's (Furetech) Gold plated fuses Audiophile (audiophool?) capacitors, resistors Demagnetizing CD's Demagnetizing vinyl Break in discs Break in for that matter Ultra pure copper Shining light on cables and interconnects Virtually all isolation devices that go under equipment Heavy gauge romex Replacing the plates on the backs of speakers with special wiring Things like Eichmann Bullet Plugs A lot of products from PSAudio I'm sure I've missed a few hundred.

#5 of 63 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted April 15 2005 - 02:05 PM

No Chu I think you hit on most of them.

I totally forgot about the classic $25 gold fuses!

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#6 of 63 OFFLINE   Leo Kerr

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Posted April 16 2005 - 12:31 AM

Oh, when was that thread.. somebody's ultra-high-end amplifier where there was an aftermarket mod for, what, $2500 wooden knobs? Leo

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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:38 AM

go to audiotweaks.com..450 of em... coins on speakers....ridicouls...oh sorry Singapore Coins*.. wtf?? lol

#8 of 63 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:52 AM

Well, don't forget the old coin on the turntable arm on top of the needle.
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Posted April 16 2005 - 06:49 AM

Hey, that used to work. Wasn't too good for the record, though.

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Posted April 17 2005 - 09:28 AM



Green!?!?! Rats! Anyone know how to get blue ink off of CD's?Posted Image
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Posted April 19 2005 - 04:42 AM



Yeah, that wasn't a tweak! That was to compensate for lack of tension on the tone arm. On some records your tone arm would skip grooves. Putting a coin (or something similar) on it added enough downward force to keep it where it should be!

*Note, this only worked with pre '64 silver coins and it helped if you rubbed them with olive oil and rubbing alcohol first. Posted Image

#12 of 63 OFFLINE   Doug_H

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Posted April 19 2005 - 06:16 AM


Damn, I didn't know the olive oil was for the coin, now I feel a damn fool Posted Image
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#13 of 63 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted April 27 2005 - 02:49 PM

Richard Patrick the "Tweak Freak" shows off his latest and greatest insane "tweak"
and the saga continues.......
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#14 of 63 OFFLINE   ChristopherDAC

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Posted April 27 2005 - 03:54 PM

Surely this is going to get him in trouble with the FCC as his neighbourhood's biggest source of RFI, even if he does "damp" them with a substance which lacks measurable electromagnetic properties.


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Posted April 28 2005 - 12:31 AM

I didn't see any prices but I am assuming they are very expensive.
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#16 of 63 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted April 28 2005 - 10:36 AM

just go back over them with a yellow marker! did we learn nothing from ziploc advertising, people??!! kevin t
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Posted April 28 2005 - 11:23 AM

Also..... "cooking" the cables puting the amp/integrated/receiver on the top of the rack lowers THD spraying interconnects, laser thingys, optical cables ends, etc with compressed nitrogen gas before connecting them attaching lead weights to the back of the speaker mounting a glass prism upside-down above the listening position
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Posted April 28 2005 - 01:27 PM



Oh yeah! Blue + Yellow = Green! Woo-hoo, I'm stylin' now! Posted Image
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#19 of 63 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted May 01 2005 - 05:10 AM

Here's more crapolla spewed from the mouth of the Tweaker Freak (you know who you are Posted Image)

His newest weapon of choice?? TEFLON TAPE!!


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Posted May 02 2005 - 07:49 AM

wait a minute...



What was this from? Although it may give some vertical dispersion of the sound-stage...

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