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noiseangel

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Magico crossover. Check out the wire that connects to the drivers. This is what you attach your $50000 speaker cables to. And yet somehow these $50000 cables transcend the cable material difference to.....make a difference. Ok if you say so.

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I think that with the TVs being so flat & thin, it would be difficult to get anything worthy of being called a speaker in there. Best to just go with a separate sound setup.
Doesn't Sony use some kind of flat speaker tech? I've wondered whether there's a future for that NXT technology with flat screen sets (Sony may be using something similar), especially the biggest screens where the panels could be long and thin down the edges of the screen.

Of course NXT had its problems, but the big TV manufacturers could sort it out, I'm sure - but it would be a big investment for no money, because people who will pay more for a soundbar probably won't pay more for expensive speakers built into the screen.
 

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Madness lies in that direction because not all "dull" recordings are dull in the same way nor are all "bright" recordings bright in the same way. OTOH, all "accurate" recordings are, by definition, accurate in the same way.
FYI & FWIW, I am enjoying the easy profundity of this observation @Kal Rubinson
 

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Cottons electrical properties have been known for about 80 years. Cotton wires allow the electrons to flow and while flowing cleans up any bad electrons. Everyone knows cotton is a good cleaning cloth. So, get your cotton wires and see how it changes the sound. You will be amazed at how big of a difference it makes. You will have to turn up the volume though as a side effect of the cotton cleaning the electrons is it tends to ever so slightly slow them down.
The electrons will stay warm and comfortable too.
 

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I think the discriminators between meh and eh probably rate a separate thread*. ;)
On the bright side, though, at least the Sonys that precipitated this little thread counterpoint weren't bleh.
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* in full disclosure, one of my guiding principles in life is strive for mediocrity. You see, for some of us, it's a stretch. :cool:
 
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Is there any way these companies could be forced to prove their claims in double-blind tests?
You mean like the Marlboro Man had to be a smoker and died from cancer?
NOTE: I am just joking, as I was with the cotton knots! Cigarettes lack any audio SnakeOil properties but I am sure someone may try to prove me wrong!:facepalm:
...I believe that eh is like meh but less consonant -- ...
No Sir!
"eh" is a Canuck word which always precedes a question mark and is not a relative of "meh"!
 

mhardy6647

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You mean like the Marlboro Man had to be a smoker and died from cancer?
NOTE: I am just joking, as I was with the cotton knots! Cigarettes lack any audio SnakeOil properties but I am sure someone may try to prove me wrong!:facepalm:

No Sir!
"eh" is a Canuck word which always precedes a question mark and is not a relative of "meh"!
I am pretty sure Mr. (or is he Dr.) Rubinson was using it in a more Yankee-esque context, as he indicated.

Speaking of The Marlboro Man... one of the first (if not the first) of them, David Millar, spent his golden years* not two miles (3.2 km)** from where I sit as I type this.
He had a beautiful antique home, which was unfortunately destroyed in a fire a couple of years ago. We saw the smoke :(
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* and, yes, he did die from the effects of lung cancer.
** quite a bit less as the crow flies.
 
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