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If you have a audio site that you enjoy which is exotic , strange , over the top , nerdy or anything else off the beaten path post a link.
I will kick it off
I like a site called "Technical Brain " ..... its just so Japanese !
having spend a good amount of time in JAPAN myself I relied enjoyed the vibe of the audio community
... used to employ an EE who was a dead-ringer for the guy operating this eraser machine.
I remember seeing his photo in a Wilson Audio ad in Stereophile magazine several years ago. I cannot now locate the ad, but I swear it's 100% true. The resemblance is... uncanny.
And you might be tempted to say that this nerd is a real "pencil pusher." But please, don't say that.
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That guy's a real pencil pusher.
While I think Amir has a lot to offer from a measurements based perspective as an amateur reviewer. He worships at the church of Toole and Olive. I got banned for pointing out that some of Toole's claims about the universal transferability of blind speaker tests from mono in their testing facility to any home audio system in stereo simply was not supported by any testing that was actually published by Toole, Olive or anyone else.
I didn't even say it was untrue. Just that no one including Toole or Olive was offering up any evidence to support it.
ASR has a number of really good contributors but the moderating is ridiculous and idiotic IMO. If you are going to use "science" in your title you sure as hell don't ban anyone for asking to see objective evidence in support of any assertions of fact.
I wonder if I am the only person to be banned from both ASR and the Steve Hoffman forums? They are pretty much opposite ends of the spectrum. Particularly for doing nothing but stating facts. Facts seem to be sooooo unpopular among audiophiles from all sides.
I will say this for Audio Asylum. Very tolerant. I've gone tit for tat many times here when the discussions had devolved into mud slinging.
. . . I think you're pretty safe over on classical, even when we get into some pretty passionate dust-ups! ;-)
Whatever happens happens. I'm doing just fine not participating in those other forums.
This may not literally fit the criteria, but the wonderful guy who does iiWi Reviews is fascinating to listen to, with his (maybe?) Transylvanian accent. I love his mastery of American colloquial idioms pronounced in his thick, rich accent.
"Reality cannot exist because it cannot keep up with the lies on the Internet."
all the best,
the ultimate audio Geek - LOL
I don't understand the language but that was nice
I used to have a friend in Japan send a magazine that was very cool called MJ. Had lots of circuitry and such.
I don't think this company is still around, but its claim to fame was a super-tweeter that runs off a gas plasma, it moves the air without any mechanical moving diaphragm.......... It's only drawbacks are that the plasma does emit a "hissing" sound (similar to that of a moderately sized ion generator) and the gas for the plasma needs periodic recharge......... (I've never personally heard one.)
Neil Sinclair's Absolute Audio store Santa Ana private demo-sound and "smellavision" whoo Ozone
galore alright( it wasn't SFHX--I was used to that owning Dayton Wrights!). Neil went to answer the
Phone and left poor Evelyn(?I think correct) she turned up the wick and Poooof out went to units!
Good night Nurse--I vacated immediately when the verbal fireworks started when N came back into
Sad for all, but a brave attempt from Dr Hill for a moment there --almost touch of Audio Nirvana.
Caveat Emptor. D
I heard a He plasma tweeter a long time ago but it wasn't the one in the video.
One can do that with air (i think might have been called ionovac or something) and i have a small tesla coil that can play music too but these produce ozone which his either good or bad depending on something, maybe density.
That is an interesting design as there is no moving mass dictated upper corner to the response. Instead the HF limit is the step up transformer or drive electronics.
Part of what i love about loudspeaker engineering is everything has so many interacting principals.
the rest of the speaker wasn't nearly as good - especially the "honking" midrange as one reviewer observed.
toxic in large doses and causes long term health issues from long term exposure even in small doses
Most modern Hair dryers produce ozone too and so do some air purifiers. So what?
Faint heart ne'er won fair maiden.
People would be better off believing in too much rather than too little.
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Did you once post as Brian McCarty on the old rec.audio.opinion forum? ....................
No, I didn't, Ollie. But I once considered posting as Crazy Eddie.
about 30 years ago I actually physically heard them play
Yeah, Acapella uses them for their tweeters. I have heard them several times
There are a few that I enjoy because they are so absurd. Jay's Audiolab. OCD Mikey. I enjoy Melinda just because she is just sharing her enjoyment of vinyl. The one I think is actually good is Audioholics.
I am talking about just the opposite type web sites - those guys are more about writing them a big fat check and they will hook you up with a system -
I am taking about quirky - geeky - nerdy - Poindexter type guys who will hand wind their own transformer coils or bring back from the dead old but wonderful vintage gear ...... hell some guy makes his own vacuum tubes
I mean look at this video ,,,,, aint this what its all about ?
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"I am taking about quirky - geeky - nerdy - Poindexter type guys who will hand wind their own transformer coils or bring back from the dead old but wonderful vintage gear"
"quirky-geeky-nerdy" I think my picks still fit.
"Poindexter type guys who will hand wind their own transformer coils or bring back from the dead old but wonderful vintage gear." Fair enough. None of the folks I cited are that
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