Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Jan 31, 2020
- Cologne, Germany
In this thread you can see how young most of the users are, or how recently they have started this hobby.I have no words other than it looks like a hospital visit waiting to happen. My first thought was it was something to recover a scratched CD. I used to carefully dip them in solvents to dissolve the plastic and remove the scratches and then spin-dry them since I was a cheapskate in college. Not ideal, but it worked. But here, its just spinning the thing up to Dremel speed, and then cutting an bevel into the fluttering CD platter to reduce "diffraction" despite the equipment designers knowing full well how to properly design these things. And its digital... Like seriously. I'm sure this has been covered somewhere here before. But its just so absurd! Included is a probably now cliché Techmoan video (I know, *moan* lol...), which only adds to the goodness in that he just cranks it up to full tilt and sends it out of ignorance. Having experience using lathes and mills, I'm just cringing waiting for the disk to explode since its just wobbling around like crazy from all the surface vibrations. But since the video was posted, obviously that eventuality did not transpire. Somewhere, somehow, this has "raised" the bar in the subjectivist audiophile world. Cable lifters? nah... Sound condensing precious metal orbs? Nope. CD lathe? YE$$$ I'm sure this is terra cognita for ASR frequent fliers, but for the uninitiated like me it really takes the cake. But, after you get out of the hospital and go blind following an "incident", everything will indeed sound better, but likely be tinged with extreme instant regret.
This was one of the biggest themes on CD's in the 90's and early 2000's. Both the chamfering of the CDs with a device like this or a cutter, as well as the blackening of the edges with an edding.
But I can only advise you not to do this with original CDs, as this will permanently destroy the CDs (also with the Edding). After 27 years of experience, I can confirm that.