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Gen. Dreedle

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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 08:06:20 PM »
Purist Audio started this, over 20 years ago. Except he used cheap Belden (or was it Alpha?) cable, and tried to disguise it.

http://www.puristaudiodesign.com/
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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2012, 04:24:09 AM »
I've read that grounding is important.

So, perhaps cables should be encased in garden soil.  That would provide for a far better ground connection. 

Shorter ground leads. 

Portable. 

Probably the best shield against that EMI and RFI stuff ever devised.  (Ever try to listen to your car radio when you drive through a tunnel?)

Zero hum. 

If the soil was kept moist (add on feature), it would provide proper cable damping.

If the soil was kept moist by means other than water - a dog, perhaps - the shielding properties might be even better.

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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 04:48:56 AM »
Now this sounds very interesting. Could you organise a group buy?
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 05:01:33 AM »
@seagreen
I followed your advice and put together interconnects:

- encased in garden soil for perfect ground connection
- short leads to minimize EM pickup
- portable, only 20 l soil bag (5.283 gal)
- a dog for wetting purpose (increased shielding properties with wet soil)

Zinsula could now organize group buy.

Disclaimer: Dog is for demonstration purposes only, not included with the cables. Buyers should provide a dog for wetting purpose themselves!!!

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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2012, 09:55:52 AM »
MystereoN! I am very deeply impressed about yor rapid prototyping skills. I had to laugh pretty loud and over a certain time about this picture. I wonder, is that harmful for my health?

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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2012, 10:25:07 AM »
Did they print enough languages on that bag?

Surprised there is not some EU warning, in Froggy, that it is not for truffles. Pig optional.
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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2012, 10:26:48 AM »
Have you tried a double blind test on this cable? 
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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2012, 10:36:53 AM »
Why do I have to do it?
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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2012, 10:39:30 AM »
The only comment I see that needs to be modified is the dog saying "Do I try to eat it, or poop on it?"
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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2012, 10:43:41 AM »
I guess you don't, now that I look at the options.

Anybody game for this?  I think most people who want to build Blowtorches may have done so by now.
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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 10:54:25 AM »
No double blind testing was used in the making of this post.

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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 05:28:31 AM »
Hmmm, I expect fuses not to be filled with a polymer, but with an excellent wine, this is my suggestion: http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/domaine+romanee+conti/2/-/-/a/26

So you have a dual use fuse (sounds good eh?):
First you have an excellent liquid which stabilises the hotwire with its polyphenols, alcohols and other supreme flavors. When the fuse melts, there is no regret about it, you still can drink the wine in it.

As an extension of the product line, I could imagine many more fine liquids, being wine-based or destillates, eg Fusibile alla Grappa di Barolo



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Re: Cables That Smell Good ???
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 02:40:40 PM »
Minnesota audio society - cable comparison tests

Interesting observations & results
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