the Bedini Clarifier (that gadget that prepares a CD by removing electrical charge in order to provide a cleaner playback) is made where I currently live (Coeur d' Alene, ID). Out of curiosity, I went out and was able to use this on a few of my CD's. Now one thing to bear in mind is that I am EXTREMELY skeptical about claims such as this product makes, as I feel the home audio market is full of snake oil products that really aren't needed. However, I found that this thing actually worked quite well. The bass and treble were all made more detailed, transparent, and articulate. Bear in mind this is a quite subtle change, but a very impressive one considering the cost/performance ratio. Anyway, I now plan on buying one of these, and recommend that others look into them. They are a relatively cheap way to take your system up a notch.