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In Reply to: RE: LOL !!!! posted by unclestu on October 18, 2014 at 16:18:39
Your response to Winston's review of yet another MSA product. This was before you decided to disclose or were prompted to disclose you were a dealer for MSA. You offered this information as if you were simply an objective observer, which you obviously weren't. I comprehend just fine.
"The PP add what Bob of MSA calls Kegs ( they look like mini kegs). The single + adds one keg per line (three total), and the double adds two per line (6 total).
The kegs, in and of themselves, are phenomenal performers. I add them after the filtering modules on my PLCs and they add a new degree of quieting. The quieting gives greater dynamics and enables you to hear deeper into the soundstage, uncovering details not easily heard before. The amazing thing is that this is not done by jacking up the treble as many other components will, but by simply lowering the threshold of noise.
In this manner, not only is finer detail revealed, but the soundstage width is increased significantly and the focus in the middle is also much tighter and more defined. The caveat is that you need a phase and time aligned transducer to really hear the finer details that the BD reveals, and far too few speaker systems offer a phase aligned system ( just look at Stereophile's impulse test measurements: even the expensive Wilson's fail there).
I find the Kegs also work phenomenally well when installed on the B+ leads of the power transformers. The same benefits are gained as when placement on the incoming AC is done. The effects, though, do not reach a plateau, but seem to be additive (I tried this after installing the Kegs on my PLC). This, of course, is great, but then one starts wondering "how much more can I lower the noise floor?".
In my system, only the Shunyata Hydra proved to have current unlimiting ability to keep amplifier dynamics at their peak. A set of double kegs on a junction box feeding a Leviton 5362 duplex yielded as much of not more performance gains than a Hydra, and it was a hell of lot cheaper.
The kegs do take time to break in: a minimum of several hours in my system. You hear some improvements immediately (bass response) but the fine detail keeps increasing over time. Most of the change ( I have no idea what is changing) occurs within two hours but there is still continuous change over at least four hours, so be aware if you try this mod. I place a CD on repeat and simply walk away for a few hours..."
The PP execution, of course, simply splices in the MSA device in series with your IEC power cord, making comparisons before and after very easy.
1. Per AA rules I can respond to a thread started by another. Winston was being dumped upon because of his glowing review, but the MSA cord was more than a power cord and I wanted to illustrate how good a PLC it could be and in partial justification for his great praise.
2.In no manner did my post attempt to solicit sales for myself. As a matter of fact i received absolutely no sales at all. And as a matter of fact, I have never ordered any MSA power cords, so i couldn't sell it even if I wanted to.
3. I attempted to explain the use of the kegs, the principle part of the MSA power cord. If you check the MSA website you can buy kegs for even cheaper than the power cord, BTW, so I am not doing Bob a favor at all.
4. Please contact your pal, Awe d o File, and get the big picture.
5. Please reread Asylum rules also
"4. Please contact your pal, Awe d o File, and get the big picture."
That statement is so wrong on many levels. It makes me sad to read it . It points to fear, paranoia and lots of other not nice things. Stu, really? Wow.
The AA rule you are referring to (not the one you made up) allows manufacturers and dealers to respond to questions about their products. The problem is you were responding to the OP by Winston out of the blue - as if you were just another satisfied customer of MSA. You had not disclosed that you were a DEALER for MSA. This is called a CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Hel-loo! By pumping up the product in your rave review you were obviously helping (your) sales, at least potentially. It's not whether or not you actually receive sales. Duh! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. It's one thing to help out a "struggling small company" but it's quite another thing to pretend to help them but help yourself instead. Now do you get it?
The AA rules you stated are not real AA rules, by the way, you made them up to try to weasel out of your predicament. The real applicable AA rule (not the one you made up) is:
"A member of the trade may not volunteer any information about a specific product that he is selling or making, in response to a general request for information about a type of product or in any other discussion."
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