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Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these..

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Posted on April 12, 2021 at 15:25:41
ABliss
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Or even the name ? Tried them years ago and they been in my closet for maybe 20 years. I know they are to wrap around power cords.

 

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RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 12, 2021 at 16:06:00
tweaker456
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They're coils so they may roll off high frequency noise. Possibly some helpful damping of physical vibration.



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RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 12, 2021 at 16:44:50
ABliss
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Yeah, I think to block noise traveling on the cable, if my memory is correct.

 

RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 12, 2021 at 19:40:37
moray james
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I remember those but not a lot more except that I think the intention may have been to help contain stray electro magnetic fields generated from within the power cords. If you hung them vertically in the top three feet of your room you could use them to scatter high frequencies.
moray james

 

RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 13, 2021 at 06:10:35
JRMA
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I believe they were called "high wire wraps". Never used them but were supposed to be centered on length of power cable to absorb noise.

 

RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 13, 2021 at 07:22:40
ABliss
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Hmmm, "scatter high frequencies"
Would that improve the soundstage? :)

 

RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 13, 2021 at 09:58:41
moray james
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provide some diffraction. easy enough to experiment with. Dollar store sells some 5 or 6 foot 3/8" (I think might be 1/4") dia. steel spirals intended for use in the garden for plants that like to run up on. Only $3.00 Canadian each about a 4 inch spiral would do the same thing and look interesting but you are not going to get much bandwidth still worth playing with for peanuts.
moray james

 

Have a look at the link......., posted on April 13, 2021 at 10:49:13
Basslines
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.....below.

 

Just add Tech-Flex and..., posted on April 13, 2021 at 11:20:32
Jonesy
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you'll probably end up with something similar to the recent posting in AA General Forum!

Cheers!

Jonesy




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RE: Have a look at the link......., posted on April 14, 2021 at 09:39:48
ABliss
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Yeah that's it, thanks.

 

RE: Anyone remember what the claimed science was for these.., posted on April 15, 2021 at 07:39:07
Lew
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Wouldn't they need to be grounded, preferably to the wall socket?

 

Damnit, Jonsey!, posted on April 15, 2021 at 15:02:53
Sondek
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I sprayed beer all over the screen of my iPad.

That was funny!

 

Oops! ... :) ( nt), posted on April 15, 2021 at 17:40:29
Jonesy
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nt


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