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In Reply to: RE: Why stop @ the CD when we can degauss ourselves as well?... posted by Tweaker456 on March 23, 2016 at 10:51:58
Do as you see fit. Play safe and have fun.
Until I can figure out or be told a good reason for something like CD Demagnetization to HELP the sound of a CD, I'll pass. What really kills me is that some claim benefit for doing the same to an LP!
I think, for MY $$$, a Schumann Resonance Generator would provide the best return. I can, at least, figure how this can help.
The most difficult 6 inches in golf? The space between your ears.
Too much is never enough
Well Picture guy, feel free to miss out. Why you would need a reason why it works is completely beyond me. If you tried it my guess is that you would hear it and like it. There is a discussion I think here on PH started by Geoff on why. Man, I'd like to know why we listen to music when it has nothing to do with basic survival. Musicians killing themselves for years and years to become good or great and for what, food , shelter , water, air? I'd like to know how and why we were put here in the first place, incredibly complex life forms from absolutely nothing. Yeah, right! Impossible. Don't you think that a little strange? Maybe Geoff can shed some light on this?? Tweaker
Should I expect picture improvements from demagnetizing a DVD or BlueRay?
Brighter? More saturation? Different in some fashion?
Music fulfills a cultural purpose. All cultures invented some form of music. Even if it it simple drumming.
Many sacred structures, from Stonehenge to large cathedrals have acoustic properties to which man responds.
My opinion is that humans are programmed to respond to vibrations even below the threshold of feeling. I'm reasonably convinced of the efficacy of a properly done Schuman system.
Too much is never enough
It's my opinion that it a fact that cd's are programed to improve after being subjected to a degaussing magnetic field even below the threshold of our understanding of why. Your Blue ray dvd question is off topic. Do you actually require a reason why for everything before you believe it. This position is utter nonsense. Now to end this you could actually try it. If you don't want to purchase a demagnetizer maybe someone you know has one. If you can't hear it than you can come to any conclusion you want. The doors of perception are not open to all all the time. You can then say that we who can hear it are delusional, subject to the placebo effect, that maybe we can hear better than you, anything you want but insulting those who hear it by demanding a why answer why before hand. Tweaker
So, somebody 'programmed' the CD to sound better after degaussing even without understanding WHY or HOW such a thing could or would work?
And while I will totally admit that many things ONCE beyond the ken of man are now understood and understood well, as yet I have heard NO theoretical framework for such a thing to happen to a CD /DVD / BR.
And yes, I suppose so. In the world I worked in for 30+ years, we believed in Cause and Effect.
The effect NEVER preceeded the Cause. NEVER. But when something broke or didn't work to plan, we didn't have a seance, or Hope it got better or anything else. We always tried to get to first cause. The engineers I worked for when in R+D were always happy to entertain a theory of what was going wrong. Sometimes we were able to fix it. Sometimes the fix was down another avenue. But there was ALWAYS some kind of reason. We could repeat the error by 'unfixing' the process or machine.
Other than your 'perception of insult', did I actually insult you or did I just wound your belief system?
Too much is never enough
If you haven't tried degaussing a CD to see if you hear a (positive) difference, one that people like Geoff and I would like not to go through this life without, a life which has no known reason for existing, than I suggest that you listen to a cd, degauss it, then listen to it again and see if you can hear it, ok little Billy. Wouldn't it be nice to not have to wake up ever morning and wonder why I have to go to work, why there are billions of galaxy's, why there are those white spots on Ceres, why some people don't think that Chet Baker is god, why the moon is not made of cheese, why people like Mozart, why people hate evidence, why do birds suddenly appear, why is there gravity, why do people vote against there obvious self interest, why do people use 54AWG wire for speaker wire, why am I wasting so much time trying to make such an amazingly simple point.
Geoff does get some things right. Like degaussing, purple and black on cd's. If I didn't try the purple and black on cd's, demanded an explanation of WHY purple and black as opposed to going out and getting purple and black and doing an AB test then I wouldn't have know how good it sounded, at least to me and I would have gone though life with significantly less enjoyment of music. Which is what some of us are hear for. Same goes for degaussing. Tweaker
"people like Geoff and I"
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