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What What Hi-Fi Tips n' tricks do you remember...... (and did they work!!)
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Ah,there were so many,werent there!

Remember the one were we were reliably informed that placing a full setter house brick on top of your cd player made the player more expressive,tightened up the bass and made each individual instrument in the recording leap out to the listener with startling precision![;)]

 

You may of course remember other tips that helped us on the long road to audio hi-fi Nirvana......

 

 

 

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Pete

 

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I remember a recommendation to place the CD inside a zip lock bag and place it in a freezer.


The CD was said to sound better after the freeze.


Can't remember how long to freeze it though.

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Blu-tack to stick speakers to stands. It's supposed to absorb the vibrations. A bit like trying to run in water was used to help describe the effect.

Also try you standmounted speakers upside down. To see if that improved the sound.

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Cut squash balls in half......  "Isolation pods"

Brasso for the power plugs....

Never tried either but i am told they do work. 

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cstanwhf:

I remember a recommendation to place the CD inside a zip lock bag and place it in a freezer.


The CD was said to sound better after the freeze.


Can't remember how long to freeze it though.



48 hrs.  It was supposed to change the molecular structure of the disc!  A bit like turning base metals into Gold perhaps?  I had two copies of the same CD, and to prove it didn't make a blind bit of difference, stuck one in the freezer.  Zilcho improvomento!!!

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Safety pins in the corner of curtains to remove "electromagnetic smog" from the listening room...yep, the wild 'n' wacky world of Peter Belt.

Tried making speaker cable from multiple lengths of Cat5 as well. Quickly went back to 2.5mm stranded copper...

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I have an awsome tip that really does work and it involves the subject that costs hi-fi lovers hundreds of pounds in hi-fi shops, isolation platforms! Go down to your nearest Morrisons supermarket, track down the isle with the chopping boards, look carefully, you will find a pack of two gorgeous looking dark grey-black slate/marble chopping boards for 6 pounds, or you can get bigger ones for a tenner, take them home, put them on the floor then stick your speakers or stands on top of them, I have spiked Mission M73 floorstanders and these slabs are the perfect size, the sound definately improves, honest, 6 quid, something similar in a hi-fi shop is gonna cost you big time. Also, if you have a local Wilkinsons, they do a mega slate chopping board for a tenner, looks just about right for me amp and cd player, havent got round to it yet but Iam gonna remove the rubber feet on the chopping boards and replace them with some of those little cones you can buy in hi-fi shops and on ebay, although I have just discovered that a good freind of mine has a lathe, so I may get meself up the fells and chop an oak tree down and make me own. Seriously though, these slate chopping boards are beautifully made, half an inch thick and are very heavy and sturdy, try it.......6 quid? if it doesnt work for you, give em to the wife as a present for the kitchen.!

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