Anyone have or ever try a CD clarifier?

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  1. Phil_DC

    Phil_DC Stunt Coordinator

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    I came across this and was curious if anyone here has ever tried one of these clarifiers?

    It is an electromagnetic product designed specifically to treat and enhance all forms of CD mediaD's including SACD's and DVD's.

    http://www.bedini.com/quadri.htm

    Do these things really improve the sound?
     
  2. Jagan Seshadri

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    I am not a materials expert, but I don't think that polymers can have their optical polarization properties changed by being hit with an EM wave.

    Then again, CD-Rs are written by being hit by a powerful cohesive EM wave known as a "Laser Beam" .

    Even if this EM polymer polarization happens, CDs are encoded with error correction codes that take care of bad optical pickup anyway.

    My gut feeling is to charge these guys with false advertising and to shut down the patent office for being moronic.

    [​IMG]

    -JNS
     
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    I have not been able to hear any positive sonic benefits from these things, but some audiophiles swear they work.

    I do believe in cryogenic freezing of cables, however. [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like "Green Pen" technology to me.
     
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    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    I own a Bedini.
    Have done blind testing, myself & others.
    It's funny cause the 'result' will not always improve your enjoyment of the music.
    Treated a hard rap/metal CD, once.
    Preferred the 'edginess', of the pretreated sound.

    I do not believe in the effect, as advertised.
    Works for me as a 'demagnetize' between the disc and the laser mechanism.

    I hear/feel slight deferences with one twirl, on the Bedini.
    So, I always go for three, rotations.

    Also use it for DVD's.
    With sometimes amazing results, where the picture brakes-up, twice even, before using The Clarifier. And, is smooth with no breakup, afterwords.
    Typically I give DVD's, the once around the block.
    Better soundfield reproduction, as well.

    Try it, with a high resolution A/V system.
    Or, for a real test. CD on a 'boombox'.
    It will not kill you, too try!

    But, for me this was a hundred dollar tweak.
    And I have gotten a ton of pleasure, for my hundred bucks.
    Can not recommend anyone spending three hundred or more for this "snake oil".
     
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    I'm waiting for sextuple beam to come out with red, green, yellow, blue, white, and orange lights. That should be kick ass.
     

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