Big Poppa's Auditioning and Tweaking Skills

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  1. BIG POPPA

    BIG POPPA SON OF BIG D

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    What is nice organizing a ton of meets. Doing things with other people. Some say placebo, some say WOW, what is that. Thank Gawd I only have to listen to speakers occasionally.... lol. Condo-fi...... Not enough room for speakers.......
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    I'm drunk. Just call it cable rolling. Please don't call it metallurgy. Unless you are actually annealing your own cables and connectors.
     
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    Merrick A lidless ear

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    “Gil, this is your last little man...oh who am I kidding??”
     
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    insidious meme Ambivalent Kumquat

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    I just change the word "metallurgy" with "bling" and now it makes much more sense.
     
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    johnjen Doesn’t want to be here but keeps posting anyways

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    I use the term metallurgy to mean which metals are used in combination with each other, and in some cases the actual contact patch between these 2 different metals is 'helped' with various chemicals that contain other metals.

    And I'm really thankful that others are doing the annealing and that I don't have to.
    Instead I pick and choose from their various endeavors and mix and match what suits me best.

    In essence I use the term metallurgy as a single word meant to point to a much broader topic centered around the use of different metals to achieve 'better' SQ, which is but one of a bunch of different means of further dialing in my entire system.

    Recently I completely voided any remaining warranty on my Shunyata cables by replacing ALL of the connectors in these primary cables (ac power, interconnects) with very satisfying results.

    This is but an example of the sort of stuff we do up here in our neck of the woods.

    JJ
     
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    I am.

    It is no part of this stuff. At best you can call this alchemy.
    If Big P is into wire, let him do some melting, casting, drawing down and so on. Interesting stuff! Still not actual metalurgy, but it is actual metalwork.

    Just change the word to anthropomorphism. Silver has a bright sound? Whoever would have guessed it! Gold is warmer? Oh, of course. I'm still waiting for lead for great bass from those guys.

    Damn. I'm cable-ranting again. I gave that up when I left another forum because it was so audiophool that they actually banned the word audiophool.

    Warranty? On a cable?

    Hey, guys, my cable stopped conducting electricity, give me my money back?

    Well, maybe it broke, which would probably have been misuse anyway. And whatever: cut it up, twist the ends together, and cover in cheap, sticky insulating tape, Cable fixed.

    And if the connectors broke, well... good sturdy connectors is something that is worth paying good-connector prices for. Not bling prices. But it is your money, of course...
     
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    johnjen Doesn’t want to be here but keeps posting anyways

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    The first power cable I tried went sideways.
    It didn't 'die' per se but was defective none the less.

    But most manufacturers will 'service' their products, if called upon, well after the sale.
    It was a standard expectation that I came to know, from long ago.

    JJ
     
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    OK, so, having had to plug all sorts of computer related things, with different cables into all sorts of things, I can say, yes, they fail. And sometimes slowly and intermitently. But only the crazy-IBM-specific stuff failed and was expensive to replace.

    The only audio cable I have ever had fail was one of my slightly more expensive. Van de H-something (or something). Conductor corroded and fell off both ends. I soldered something or other to it, and used it for... something or other.

    I'm a Blue Jeans man. Love that rough and tough denim sound :D
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Last time I did anything related to metallurgy was in university where we did shit like stretch out or bend metal alloys to calculate tension strength, young's modulus, etc.

    I would prefer that we not be too mystical or pretentious, otherwise I'm going to start saying that my audio practices consist of seismology, cymatics, energy healing, and magnetism. Let's not give us audiophiles a bad name and make normal people think we are super weird.
     
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    That reminds me of Pet Rocks. Amazing that such things existed even before [most] people had the internet!
     
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    Merrick A lidless ear

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    I for one have been drawing on the Force to align the audio synergies of my system. Ghost Yoda has been summoning lightning to provide the cleanest possible power to my rig.
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    When I die, Ghost Marv will say get a life and use force lightning to destroy your audio gear.
     
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    Merrick A lidless ear

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    I’m currently like old Luke, standing at the threshold with a lit torch but unable to commit the final act.
     
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    rlow A happy woofer

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    We talking about midi-chlorian infused headphone cables? Or carbonite coated interconnects?

    Either way, sign me up!
     
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    yotacowboy McRibs Kind of Guy

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    I'm fairly certain Patrick82 is the audiophile.rocks guy linked above.
     
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    yotacowboy McRibs Kind of Guy

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    Yeah, that vid is from 2007, I meant recently.
     
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    Um, I'm afraid that boat left a LONG time ago. :sail:

    Just the word audiophool itself has been rendered as being akin to snake oil, and that is within this hobby itself, let alone those outside of it, especially those close to us as we spend our free time to improve that which we deem as doable.
    Can't you just see the eye rolling happening when we dive down yet another rabbit hole, that seems to look just like the last rabbit hole we just climbed out of?

    And to me the 'cure' for "be(ing) too mystical or pretentious" is humor, as in having fun with all aspects of this hobby, especially by using self referential humor.
    IOW if we can see and appreciate the fun and humor inherent within what we choose to do, it can help dissolve the "mystical or pretentious(ness)" even before it takes root.

    Which is kinda akin to this WingMakers saying I'm rather attracted to,
    • The hidden harmony is found with joy, while the obvious brings indifference.

    So If there is a more suitable term to use instead of metallurgy to describe my/our experiments involving the electrical and sonic interactive effects of different metals as they are used in combination,
    I'm all ears, (<–Humor… ;))
    so to speak. :cool:

    JJ
    ps that must have been quite a class on metallurgy to make such an indelible impression.
     
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