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REVIEW: Rain Tinge Resolution Enhancement for CD and DVD playback Accessory

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Model: Resolution Enhancement for CD and DVD playback
Category: Accessory
Suggested Retail Price: $30
Description: simple CD and DVD tweak
Manufacturer URL: Not Available
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Review by chris.redmond2@bushinternet.com ( A ) on March 02, 2003 at 14:27:05
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Imagine how devastating an experience it would be if you'd spent thousands of pounds/dollars and hundreds of hours auditioning/evaluating equipment, not to mention the many tweaks/soldering/repositioning/tampering episodes that go hand in hand with the darwinian evolution of an audio system, only to discover a simple device that NEGATES all the effort and cash.

The RAIN TINGE is such a device; hand on kidney, I cannot stress enough just what a life enhancing experience my association with the RAIN TINGE has been. Where once I was simply existing, tredding water in a vain attempt to prevent life's mundaneness from dragging me down, now I have risen like the proverbial phoenix and do soar like an eagle - king of all I survey.

Ladies and gentlemen, roll-up roll-up and listen intently to what I have to say; pull your chairs closer and quiver in anticipation, remembering how you felt when as small children you approached Santa's Grotto, hoping that you would be the proud recipient of that large red parcel to his right rather than the pathetically disguised bat and ball set to his left.

May god strike me down with a feather-duster if I lie, but the RAIN TINGE when applied to my nieces Sony Discman resulted in a bottom end radiating from her micro speakers that caused my diaphram to rupture.

As Elvis is my witness, a brief period of hospitalisation later I again - cautiously - exposed myself to the wonderous effect of the RAIN TINGE CD enhancement, this time using the same Sony Discman feeding a budget HT receiver into a pair of cheapo Mission speakers; can't remember the model but they were really cheap and came supplied with a midi-system.

On carefully inserting 'The Three Tenors' and pressing 'play', I eagerly waited for the disc to cue up.

Next thing I know I'm AT THE GIG!

I tell you, Luciano Pavarotti was stood so close I could smell his armpits, and his spittle could literally be felt to spray my forehead whenever the sibilent 's' was used.

Placido Domingo's off the mic "stop hogging the stage you fat diva" comments were clearly evident, as were the other, short guy's "can I have a sing yet...please? I'm down here.....".

All in all it was an out of this universe experience that was impossible to walk away from, and if it were not for the police (and police dog) forcing their way into my house after 11 days of 'The Three Tenors' on repeat my weight could well have drifted below the 6 stones, and my rehabilitation would have been impossible.

Once again, after a brief period of hospitalisation I gingerly returned to my listening room for a final assessment of the RAIN TINGE but you can imagine my dispare at finding two unfortunate police officers slumped on my sofa after being seduced by the RAIN TINGE effect - the aforementioned police dog already having eaten the right foot of one officer who was too mesmerised to notice the pain.

Eventually the paramedics removed the offending bodies and with great trepidation I inserted another 'The Three Tenors' CD which HAD NOT been subjected to the RAIN TINGE.

A few seconds later the Sony discman was revealed as the low-fi source of old with Luciano, Placido and the short one nobody knows reduced to three guys at a karaoke - Pop Idol rejects of the lowest order.

Finally, what everyone must understand is that I am a compulsive obsessive fabricator of reviews and my opinion isn't worth Jack, and my review of the RAIN TINGE is in advance of actually having used it.


Product Weakness: Supply will never keep up with demand.
Product Strengths: Makes downloaded MPEGs sound like Master-tapes, even through PC speakers. The high-end as we know it is extinct; sell all your gear on ebay before the truth is revealed to all.


Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: Cheapo HT receiver.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Sony Discman.
Speakers: Cheapo Missions - very cheap low-fi.
Cables/Interconnects: bell wire.
Music Used (Genre/Selections): 'The Two Tenors' (and the other one; looks like a slimline Danny DeVito).
Room Size (LxWxH): 15' x 15' x 8'
Room Comments/Treatments: Square room full of stuff and me.
Time Period/Length of Audition: All too brief.
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): none needed with the RAIN TINGE
Type of Audition/Review: Home Audition




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Topic - REVIEW: Rain Tinge Resolution Enhancement for CD and DVD playback Accessory - chris.redmond2@bushinternet.com 14:27:05 03/2/03 ( 28)