I've always been gullible, but then I'm the guy who trusts people
until they they screw me, what do I know?
When you're in the audiophile community, you're not surprised by
the new claims of those that praise the sound a $4,000 power cord
delivers. I wonder how many of those big spenders wonder what they
have in their walls - 14-2 Romex or what? You never know what crazy
thoughts will come down the pike. I remember the digital clock that
was available from Radio Shack. Just plug it in to the same outlet as
your pre and the sound bloomed!!!!! I forgot the name of the audio
predator that came up with that idea, but I bet he's enjoying a
cool drink on a beach in a tax free country thinking " There's one
born every minute."
Tom, I just remembered, Machina Dynamica.
regards, Ken Happy Easter.
On Apr 1, 2010, at 9:28 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Ken, I think we got punked! That original post about wood glue was
> April Foolish.
> That said, yes on the Aquafina, it's commodity-priced reverse-
> osmosis water made at your local Pepsi plant. Beware other RO
> waters because many companies add back a "mineral packet" to give
> the water a more "spring water" and tap water mouth-feel. RO water
> can feel greasy in the mouth if one is used to drinking hard water
> from the tap. RO water also may taste "funny" to some due to its
> lack of taste, if one is used to hard water from the well or spring
> water that is mineral-laden, or chlorine-flavored water from the
> municipal system.
> If you use Aquafina for this purpose, be kind to the environment
> and buy the largest-sized bottles you can find.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Fritz"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clean LPs with wood glue?
>> Hi Rod,
>> FWIW from an audiophile; a VPI $500 dollar recording cleaning
>> machine with with an inexpensive cleaning solution does 99% of
>> the job. The solution; One gallon of AQUAFINA, the best you can
>> get unless you distill your own, which I do. Replace 4 ounces of
>> the water with Isopropyl alcohol at about 3 bucks for a quart at
>> the drug store, 82% or so is what you'll get. Add four drops of
>> DAWN dishwashing detergent and shake.
>> If you're fussy, buy a WATER WISE distiller at about $400
>> bucks. My wife has taken control of my distiller and uses it for
>> all the drinking and cooking water. After I bought the WATER WISE
>> she claimed the taste of the water was improved enough that she
>> forced me to install a Kinnetico water softener. That cost me
>> about as much as another thousand or two records at Plan Nine
>> I won't complain, even though water is water to me, as she is
>> a super cook!
>> Try the formula and take your wife out to dinner with the savings.
>> On Apr 1, 2010, at 6:17 PM, Roderic G Stephens wrote:
>>> As I've probably said before, but just in case I didn't, I
>>> bought that "expensive" stuff more than five years ago have
>>> definitely found it to clean and quiet my recordings. My spray
>>> bottle is still 3/4 full after all this time, so prorated, it's
>>> been cheap for me. My major expense has been the distilled
>>> water that I have to keep replacing.
>>> Rod Stephens
>>> --- On Thu, 4/1/10, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Clean LPs with wood glue?
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:28 AM
>>>> Frank Strauss wrote:
>>>>>> In the spirit of the day, may I say the above
>>>> technique would allow one to
>>>>> engage in true multi-tasking-you could wash your
>>>> records and drink beer at
>>>>> the same time.
>>>> What's the old joke -- you only rent your record cleaning
>>>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]