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Re: What do cd tweaks imply about what better-designed cd would look like?

"I recently started using a Bedini Clarifier, a cd cleaner, Auric Illuminator and computer-burned black cds for playing copies of some of my favorite cds. These all seem to make the sound better."

There are a lot of factors. Personally, the only thing that I find improves the sound of an untreated original is a copy on a Verbatim or Mitsui Audio disc, but hardly anything else.

With other tweaks, I hear changes, but not necessarily improved sound. (This included products like the Nespa. The Bedini and Intelligent Chip "improve" the sound initially, but the effect wears off rather quickly. And after about ten minutes, the disc isn't noticeably better than before.)

So from my angle, CD tweaks are inconclusive in regard to the media being improved. I will say that I think a lot of people have been mistaking poor media quality for poor intrinsic performance of the playback. I suspected poor media quality in the past, but I've come to the realization that media isn't as much of a problem than the base D/A chips used in the vast majority of players and DACs. (The revelation of such under-achievement was when I listened to a Wadia 7/9 rig. Maybe the best CD source I've heard.)

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  • Re: What do cd tweaks imply about what better-designed cd would look like? - Todd Krieger 12:43:15 03/03/07 (0)

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