ben to night bentonite ?

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    Following a post on the asylum .......

    http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/tweaks/messages/15/154451.html

    the suggestion was that a small quanity of bentonite placed in a tin with a ground lead can replicate the effects of the acoustic revive RGC-24 ....

    I was intrugued by this .....

    so a little reasearch showed that clumping cat litter is mostly bentonite a quick trip to tesco's purchased 8 L of clay based clumping cat litter for the princely sum of £1.99. I also picked up a a large clip top sandwich box ....

    once home I found a suitable length of equipment wire [2m] drilled a small hole 1mm dia in the upper side of the box threaded the wire so that 0.5m was inside it. I tied a knot to prevent the cable pulling through. The wire was stripped back so that 200mm of exposed silver plated copper could be spiraled in the box.

    The cat litter was then poured in to fill the box 3/4 full ...then this was weted to make a thicksotropic slurry about 2 pints of water. The lid was attached ....the wire hooked to the ground post of the preamp....I sat back expecting to be underwhelmed.

    The first thing I noted ......I've got some low level hum with the pre set to 75% its audible ....this seemed to now be not so much a random hum more a sine wave at a particular freq.....?? [very much mains related by the sound].

    So to play some music through my £30 speakers .....wow the first note was much cleaner [....this of course is relative ]....

    The effect after listening to my evaluation tracks was that its like getting a better ic so not a night and day chalk and cheese effect but still pretty significant imo.

    if anyone wants to share the remaining 6L of cat litter pm me !

    To sum it up ....this seems to be a simple tweak that costs little and has [in my system..mains regime] an appreciable effect on the sound.

    So why not give it a try !
     
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    YNMOAN Trade - AudioFlat

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    Ummm.........

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    I don't like hum.
     
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    my missus would love that.... :rolleyes:
     
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    bit of a rats nest ....
     
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    Agreed.

    I've deleted your previous post in the interest of harmony;).
     
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    With 4 cats in the house I think this would be a bad idea....
     
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    Even without cats it's not a brilliant idea:D. Imagine dusting that lot!!!
     
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    pete, you are aware that patrick, the blogger is one of the most mental mentalists to ever listen to hfi ever, and certainly the most mentally mental mentalist to ever blog about it.

    This one i have to try, for £1.99 what can go wrong.
     
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    I've just been reading that chap's Blog and he is a complete Space Cadet - total fruit loop - this says it all, I blame the whole 'care in the comunity' attitude to mental health. Don't take too many 'party' drugs children or you too could end up like this.

    "I love my audio system more than a girlfriend because when I'm tweaking my audio system I know that she likes me, she never complains even after she is mutilated by my hot iron."
     
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    Is this yours?
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    Space cadet doesn't even begin to cover it.

    So far out he if off the RDF
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    This guy is missing some serious faculties


    :banghead::SCIDB::banghead:

    Oh god help us.....
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    And just to show this guy is complete no idea space cadet

    Maybe if he had read them instead of using them as monkey spunk he might of had a brain cell left.
     
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    Eeer sorry to ask a dumb question but why would you need room treatments if you only used headphones?
     
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    Padded walls perhaps?
     
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    This thread exemplifies what I feel is wrong with this hobby today. I wish people like that, rather than spending silly money on lots of disks with stones in them, would give their money to charity. They obviously have more cash than sense. I saw a program on TV yesterday about schools in rural China, and they money this guy has spent on crap could put a lot of poor children through school, who can hardly afford a pen and book.
     
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    the money he has wasted could probably pay for his own psch care
     
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