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In Reply to: RE: How about encasing the mechanism? posted by Bry on July 04, 2016 at 11:51:33
Good idea. I'll try it.
I had to jump through so I do not know if this has been covered - but whole ordeal indicates a lack of understand of how a CD works.
The pits in a stamped CD are ¼ wavelength of light which causes a cancellation of the reflected beam. With a burned CD they are a layer of photographic type material in the layer which is darkened by the burning LASER.
A magnetic field does not affect either, this is physics, this is fact and indisputable.
For a magnetic field to affect the output of the LASER pickup it would have to be such a strong field that it would affect the LASERs ability to focus. The layer of whatever on the CD, burned or stamped simply does not have the mass to have such a field.
Facts of life folks, waste your money on something else. Otherwise, I got some DVD rewinders for sale.
That's all what I already stated more or less in my OP. And that's precisely my whole point. That there's no obvious way that demagnetization of CDs should work. Yet we have the testimony of a gaggle of audiophiles that demagnetization of CDs works. Are they are all hallucinating?
Oh, they work, as well as VPI Magic Bricks (gee, everyone needed them, then nobody....), Mpingo Wood blocks (so many rooms at shows needed them, but those same exhibitors now don't....must be the hotels built them in), Shakti Stones, and all the other totally useless crap that works only in the imaginations of audiophiles......for a discreet period of time.....then stop working......
But repeat over and over: "I hear it, I hear it, I hear it, I hear it...." and eventually you won't be worried about real life, your insecurities, your imperfections, you know your system is perfect because the monk selling the stuff told you, the reviewer on that site told you.....and all is well in that nice dream world of audio accessories.
One big problem with your analisis JURB is that it does have a fairly obvious effect on the sound of a cd. Have you ever actually tried it, pray tell? I just hate having to agree with Geoff on something. Tweaker
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