It's more than the prices that are ridiculous.
some of his ideas are interesting though. just take his advice and use cheaper alternatives.It's more than the prices that are ridiculous.
Wish I could have made you the cable, would have been just as good for a lot less.Took a look at Russ Andrews for the first time, not sure I will ever go back. As an example, I paid Oidio Sound, Cheltenham, ₤98.50 for a custom headphone cable, mainly because the Focal Elegia original was too short and stiff. RA has one that at ₤3000 costs more than Focal Stellias...
I've got some advice for the world, too - eat less and exercise more and you'll lose weight. That'll be twenty grand, please. Twenty five if you want the food pre-burned in (don't dwell too long on what that might mean!).some of his ideas are interesting though. just take his advice and use cheaper alternatives.
i'm not defending russ andrews !I've got some advice for the world, too - eat less and exercise more and you'll lose weight. That'll be twenty grand, please. Twenty five if you want the food pre-burned in (don't dwell too long on what that might mean!).
that's interesting and certainly backs up why manufacturers build hi end cd players like tanks !I wonder what he charges...
As I understand it, Russ 'look - I've got an oscilloscope' Andrews's vibration solutions revolve around a magic wood called Torlyte (or somesuch), and his logic is that getting the vibration through your gear and over quickly makes more sense than having something that will resonate. But that seems a far less elegant solution than trying to stop vibrations getting there in the first place:
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I was talking to Miles, the guy who runs this company, about issues I was having. He said he'd had his Audio Note CD player rebuilt with a much heavier base etc, and that I might consider trying something along similar lines. No product to sell though, so I experimented and away I went.
i've never heard any differences with this "burn in" - not with cd players, amplifiers, cables or even speakers !
if "burn in" is needed / exists how can they accurately measure if a component is not faulty at the factory before its shipped to a dealer for sale ?
loudspeakers i concede may need running in due to the moving parts...but i have not noticed it on the various ones i owned over the years !Going back into history, Tannoy Mercury MX3 speakers got a heck of a bad press from users, basically because they took hell and all time to run in.... People were complaining of thin sound weeks after buying them and running them. They took months...
Informed-consumer, knowing perspectives. e.g. Paul McGowan:The bigger question is how do you have the patience to find and watch all these hifi videos?!
Cables… "Mr [AudioQuest] do [you] have some very interesting theory to share":The 1st CD (a familiar favourite) I played on my SA-KI… I trusted it will sound better… one day it did.
I too am happy with having purchased Ruby set.
You're right. Though I should stress I have no strong opinion on whether it matters with equipment, do believe it happens with speakers and don't with cables.
They sound horrible as a matter of fact, in direct comparison with the previous generation's same exact model, with same electronics, in same position in same room. There, fixed it for you.Sound horrible in your humble opinion.....
The idea that hours of burn-in will suddenly make an unlistenable speaker listenable is obviously ridiculous.
The idea that someone would purchase said speakers on the understanding that they will improve dramatically is also ridiculous.....
Break in is not a myth when it comes to speakers in my opinion. You, of course, can think whatever you like.They sound horrible as a matter of fact, in direct comparison with the previous generation's same exact model, with same electronics, in same position in same room. There, fixed it for you.
Secondly, my point, which apparently flew over your head, was that break-in is more of a myth and a sales tool than an actual physical process of transformation.