Requesting HT Mag's "14 el cheapo tweaks"

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  1. Steve Griswold

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    Apparently I missed this issue @ the newsstand by a couple days and now they only have the 02/2004 issue. I saw no way at the site to order January's back issue.

    Does anyone who has last month's mag feel like reiterating what the 14 tweaks are? I'm really interested in finding cheaper ways to better my system.
     
  2. DarylA

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    Steve-
    Give me a day or so with my schedule and I'll send or give them to you. I have the mag. Be with you soon.
    Daryl
     
  3. Ron Reda

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    I know one of them was an IEC connector/adapter for DVD players.
     
  4. Steve Griswold

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    Thanks, Daryl! [​IMG]
     
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    can someone transcribe here what the 14 el cheapo tricks are? [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve Griswold

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    Let me stick the scans up on my server and host them here. Be back in a jiffy.
     
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    Another was the Audioprism Quietline parallel AC filters
     
  8. Steve Griswold

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    thanks so much Steve!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Garrett Lundy

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    Somebody just made this stuff up right? Spray-on treble enhancer for CD's?!, Mystical Brass pyramids? Anti-resonent chassis modification to improve a digital bitstream?! Cryogentically treated powercord adapters!

    For the price of all this crap I could buy a second 5.1 system!


    Am I missing the cryptic-voodoo audio gene? Is this stuff really popular, or only a worthwhile buy to people who think green cables and full moons make a big difference?
     
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    And "El Cheapo" certainly is a relative term here. I have tried a couple of the less expensive or logical items, namely the Quietline filters. I notice a subtle difference with four, but haven't with any additional ones. Got mine off eBay for about 50% retail.

    The resonance tweak can be tried for fairly inexpensive too, but the article didn't mention the Vibrapods, which I think are the most economical at 24.00 for four.

    Music Direct sells most if not all the items in the article. The company also has its list of "cheap tweaks."

    If you want to experience more skepticism with tweaks done for truly cheap, check out audiotweaks.com. I'm not sure what to think but some of them are at least worth trying for a few bucks. I think the guys who sprayed Pledge on their CDs need a life though.
     
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    The thing that seems most skeptical to me is that it wasn't done on a variety of components, just this one guy's system. No sort of testing peramaters either, just this guy's opinion. Also he uses broad terms and no sort of specifications. His specs aren't listed either and there is no mention of how long it was since he did any tweaking, or whether at all. I think this is snake oil to its n degree.
     

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