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Do we crave distortion?

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I'm on the side of listening to something through a non colored/seasoned/distorted/whatever one wants to call it rig.
Yeah, me too. If others want to listen through a tin can on a string or whatever though, well I won't lose sleep.
 

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I like doing both personally.
...Music and mood dependant.

(Though not via tin can, thanks.)
 

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Yeah, me too. If others want to listen through a tin can on a string or whatever though, well I won't lose sleep.
I would totally give a tin can a try if some enterprising audio manufacturer could make a 99.99999% pure tin one and charge a few thousand dollars for it.
 

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Guess, being a transducer we might justify the expense here on ASR. Or not

Personally I would wait for the Topping option...
 

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Incidentally, wonder if this is where the slang term for headphones comes from...Cans?!
 

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I'm pretty sure there is for most instruments.
That's part of a musician's skills, I suppose.

EDIT:
Some interesting reading here
Violin/viola/cello players all play 'harmonics'.
That's the way they manage to play tones much higher than what is feasible by pressing the strings normally.
The trick is to press a finger only very lightly on a string. I do not really now the theory but I suspect that this filters out most of the fundamental but not so much the harmonics.
The notes always sound a bit weird but are impressively high-pitched. They usally are not very loud and typically appear in highly technical solos (soli).
I think this emerged in the 19th century as there are plenty in the most famous violin concertos of that period as well as in Paganini's acrobatic exercises.
 

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I would totally give a tin can a try if some enterprising audio manufacturer could make a 99.99999% pure tin one and charge a few thousand dollars for it.
But you also need the social cryogenically treated nanostructure string
 

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Violin/viola/cello players all play 'harmonics'.
That's the way they manage to play tones much higher than what is feasible by pressing the strings normally.
The trick is to press a finger only very lightly on a string. I do not really now the theory but I suspect that this filters out most of the fundamental but not so much the harmonics.
The notes always sound a bit weird but are impressively high-pitched. They usally are not very loud and typically appear in highly technical solos (soli).
I think this emerged in the 19th century as there are plenty in the most famous violin concertos of that period as well as in Paganini's acrobatic exercises.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_harmonic
 

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Violin/viola/cello players all play 'harmonics'.
That's the way they manage to play tones much higher than what is feasible by pressing the strings normally.
The trick is to press a finger only very lightly on a string. I do not really now the theory but I suspect that this filters out most of the fundamental but not so much the harmonics.
The notes always sound a bit weird but are impressively high-pitched. They usally are not very loud and typically appear in highly technical solos (soli).
I think this emerged in the 19th century as there are plenty in the most famous violin concertos of that period as well as in Paganini's acrobatic exercises.
Guitar players use it also. It's nothing to do with filtering, but is making the string vibrate at twice or three times etcetera the natural frequency. So, instead of one cycle of the frequency along the length of the string, you can get two cycles, or three cycles, or more.


There's a video here that describes this on the guitar if you are interested.
 
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But you also need the social cryogenically treated nanostructure string

If that adds another $10k to the price, then I'm all for it! I mean, who doesn't love a component that's been cryogenically treated? As others have indicated though, nano-structure is probably not enough. Need to make sure that it leverages some of the least known or understood quantum effects. Such as Schrödinger's cat used to play with the string, for example?
 

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We can all agree that cryogenic treatment is always cool.
 

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If that adds another $10k to the price, then I'm all for it! I mean, who doesn't love a component that's been cryogenically treated? As others have indicated though, nano-structure is probably not enough. Need to make sure that it leverages some of the least known or understood quantum effects. Such as Schrödinger's cat used to play with the string, for example?
I guess then that it has to be a directional string and operate in 11 dimensions?
 

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