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I know how much you guys enjoy talking about new products. Introducing the Abisque USB Filter:

"With regard to this adapter, here's the revitalization of my work, I call it — the Abisque USB Filter. The Abisque USB Filter is installed in-line with your USB cable at the Type B end or at the input of your digital-to-analog converter, as closely proximate the USB receiver in your converter as possible — where it is the most effective in combating the aforementioned noise! In this particular position, the Abisque USB Filter will revolutionize the presentation of music from your computer audio front end."

And the best yet: it's only $200 plus shipping! eek.gif

I think that guy's prices are more reasonable for his Apple computer component upgrade services. I guess anyone that can do that can design a magic USB filter. (lol)

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Sheesh, just send me any USB cable and I can treat it to minimize noise. And I'll only charge 150 bucks for the job and ship 'em back within one business day after applying my trade secret process. Your digital music will have darker blacks, whiter whites, and creamier middles. Just make sure that the first and only thing you use the cable for is music, to avoid deranging the delicate subatomic structure.

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I was wondering if that filter mechanism might not just be a ferrite core.

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I was wondering if that filter mechanism might not just be a ferrite core.
They're making snake oil out of ferrite now?

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"If you believe as I do and would like to have the same type of experience in your system as other users already have, the Abisque USB Filter is in stock and availble for $200 plus shipping. "

If you believe...

Anyone with common sense would chuckle. But, who said anyone that has education has commom sense?
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They're making snake oil out of ferrite now?

We were running out of snakes.

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Damned climate change!

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In a whispering voice...
"If you build it, they will come."
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In a whispering voice...
"If you build it, they will come."

I keep thinking we should form a company from AVS members. Everyone chip a little seed money in, and we could "make up" some products that would really sell. Just need a nice website and a bunch of people to write testimonials about how good it is. LOL
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I keep thinking we should form a company from AVS members. Everyone chip a little seed money in, and we could "make up" some products that would really sell. Just need a nice website and a bunch of people to write testimonials about how good it is. LOL

As long as they look cool and not insanely priced, I'd buy them as a joke tongue.gif

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But they have to be priced high enough to keep people from ordering just to cut it apart and see what was in it! I mean for $10 I would order one right now and fire up the Dremel..................but not for $200.tongue.gif
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To assimilate the cavity provided by the cover, the miniplat2 uses a sonically selected dampening ring to space the acrylic plate off the unibody and to, in effect, create a cavity. The dampening ring simultaneously acts to tame the resonance associated with the opening or aperture in the unibody while maintaining the airflow patterns for cooling established by the cover.

That sounds so good, it must be good. Just don't know what tf it means.
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To assimilate the cavity provided by the cover, the miniplat2 uses a sonically selected dampening ring to space the acrylic plate off the unibody and to, in effect, create a cavity. The dampening ring simultaneously acts to tame the resonance associated with the opening or aperture in the unibody while maintaining the airflow patterns for cooling established by the cover.

That sounds so good, it must be good. Just don't know what tf it means.
http://ultrafi.biz/miniplat2.html
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In order to design the "best" product possible, we started by identifying a population with disposable income and a lack of technical sophistication. The MacMini market is large, and a portion of that population met our requirements. Our R&D department then rummaged through the warehouse, looking for scrap components that would look impressive to that population when assembled into a final product. Then we needed to bring tech-writers on board who were experts in the generation of indisputable gibberish. Final testing included focus groups to finely tune that gibberish. The hard work paid off with a monumental advance in the art of product photography, web-design and technical fairy-tales.

By "best", we mean a product that can bring in boatloads of money.
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In order to design the "best" product possible, we started by identifying a population with disposable income and a lack of technical sophistication. The MacMini market is large, and a portion of that population met our requirements. Our R&D department then rummaged through the warehouse, looking for scrap components that would look impressive to that population when assembled into a final product. Then we needed to bring tech-writers on board who were experts in the generation of indisputable gibberish. Final testing included focus groups to finely tune that gibberish. The hard work paid off with a monumental advance in the art of product photography, web-design and technical fairy-tales.

By "best", we mean a product that can bring in boatloads of money.
Awesome.
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I may have to start selling hockey pucks and sell them as anti-vibration pucks because according to my engineering team, they will work amazingly effective only if I charge my customers $1,200 per set of four tongue.gifbiggrin.gifwink.gif

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