Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    171

    audiophile knobs...?

    I'm thinking of a knob upgrade. Thoughts, suggestions?

    http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Me...Code=NOB_C37_C

    Here are some more useful products from industrious manufacturers.

    http://www.ilikejam.dsl.pipex.com/audiophile.htm

  2. #2
    If you can't run-walk. Bernd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,602
    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagump
    I'm thinking of a knob upgrade. Thoughts, suggestions?

    http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Me...Code=NOB_C37_C

    Here are some more useful products from industrious manufacturers.

    http://www.ilikejam.dsl.pipex.com/audiophile.htm
    What a bargain. Go for it. I bet it will make one hell of a difference to your rig.
    Happy knobing!!

    Bernd

  3. #3
    The Collector
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Springfield, MA
    Posts
    331
    can these mods get any more pathetic. i think that might be dumber than cryo treatment. whats next a ceramic stand for your remote so the energy from the batteries doesnt leak through the table into the carpet and send interfernce into your equipment.

  4. #4
    Forum Regular N. Abstentia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,671
    I'll bet soundideas is banging his head against his desk because he forgot to buy these for his system to go with his $700 tile plates under his speakers and his $300 contact enhancer, each of which improves the sound of his $75 speakers tenfold. Can a person get any smarter?

  5. #5
    Shostakovich fan Feanor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    8,127

    You'd need to BE a knob to consider these

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagump
    I'm thinking of a knob upgrade. Thoughts, suggestions?

    http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Me...Code=NOB_C37_C

    Here are some more useful products from industrious manufacturers.

    http://www.ilikejam.dsl.pipex.com/audiophile.htm
    Oh, PUL-LEEZ

  6. #6
    Class of the clown GMichael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but here...
    Posts
    13,243
    Can you say, "A fool and his money are soon parted?"
    If you make it, they will buy it. Too many people buy these things. That's why they make them. That's why there are thousands of people out there trying to invent the next pixie snot.
    Magical knobs that make your stereo sound better.
    Magical cream that makes you younger.
    Magical pills that make you stronger. (hey, they have these!)
    Magical pills that make your manhood more manly.

    Who needs a white van anymore? The internet has made the world so small that everyone comes to you. And a fool really is born every minute. Why else would a ligher need to have a warning lable that says, make sure flame is out before putting in your pocket.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

  7. #7
    Suspended topspeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,717
    I don't know about you guys, but my audiophile knob is just fine, thank you very much.

  8. #8
    If you can't run-walk. Bernd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,602
    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    I don't know about you guys, but my audiophile knob is just fine, thank you very much.
    Mine is,too. Like it just the way it is.

    Keep Knobing

    What's playing: Llyod Cole and the Comotions-Rattlesnakes

  9. #9
    Class of the clown GMichael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but here...
    Posts
    13,243

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    I don't know about you guys, but my audiophile knob is just fine, thank you very much.
    Pics?...
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

  10. #10
    Can a crooner get a gig? dean_martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Lower AL
    Posts
    2,838
    Make sure you've budgeted for the knob polishing kit. It's a must.

  11. #11
    Music Junkie E-Stat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,462
    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagump
    I'm thinking of a knob upgrade. Thoughts, suggestions?
    Some time back, I replaced the front panel and knobs on my ARC preamp to match the other black components. I later used two of the knobs on a DIY attenuator project.

    Total cost of attenuators, aluminum box, connectors and wire $16.
    Cost of two knobs $36 - at least they were left over! :^)

    rw

  12. #12
    Forum Regular thepogue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Hayes, Va
    Posts
    490

    HeyChuck...

    I just spent an hour hangin out with you and you didn't even know it!!....lol..cool web pages....really neat to see the room you built!! Where do you live? I spend quite a bit of time looking over your pages...and I was thinking "cool suff"...owns Paradigm...really into HT (whcih I'm not a big HT kinda guy...but can really understand the attraction)..and then BLAM...I see your a PT fan...and I said...I gotta give the dude his props cool site, cool sounds = cool dude..! BTW I just drove 6 hours from virginia to Philly to see PTrees last month. Wilson is great...as well as the rest of the band.


    thanks for the "tour" of your world!

    Pogue



    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    I'll bet soundideas is banging his head against his desk because he forgot to buy these for his system to go with his $700 tile plates under his speakers and his $300 contact enhancer, each of which improves the sound of his $75 speakers tenfold. Can a person get any smarter?
    • Mark Levinson No. 27
    • Musical Fidelity 308cr
    • Martin Logan Prodigy's
    • Ariel Acoustics 10-T
    • Rega Planet CD
    • CJ Premier 9 DAC
    • Linn LP12 - Basik Plus - Valhalla
    • Benz Micro Cart.
    • Akai GX 747 Reel to Reel
    • Straight Wire Virtuoso Interconnects

  13. #13
    Suspended topspeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,717
    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    Make sure you've budgeted for the knob polishing kit. It's a must.
    What budget? I've had my knob polishing kit for 15 years and I shudder to think how much she's cost me .

  14. #14
    Can a crooner get a gig? dean_martin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Lower AL
    Posts
    2,838
    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    What budget? I've had my knob polishing kit for 15 years and I shudder to think how much she's cost me .

    Yep.



    (I couldn't think of anything else to say. That was just too damn funny, Speedy.)

  15. #15
    JSE
    JSE is offline
    MIA - Until Rich is back! JSE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Denial
    Posts
    1,929
    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    What budget? I've had my knob polishing kit for 15 years and I shudder to think how much she's cost me .

    Mine did not really help my sound. I just get these low end moaning sounds? No soundstage at all. I will say the highs are much better now though!

  16. #16
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    65
    The wooden knob trick doesn't work unless you cryogenically freeze it first.

    :-)

    Guess this means we'll start to see high end interconnect cables soon encased in bamboo or something.

  17. #17
    If you can't run-walk. Bernd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,602
    Quote Originally Posted by abstracta
    The wooden knob trick doesn't work unless you cryogenically freeze it first.

    :-)

    Guess this means we'll start to see high end interconnect cables soon encased in bamboo or something.
    Can't see it. How can cryogenically freezing improve this fine knob.

    Peace

    Bernd

    What's playing: Eric Clapton-Unplugged

  18. #18
    Class of the clown GMichael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but here...
    Posts
    13,243
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernd
    Can't see it. How can cryogenically freezing improve this fine knob.

    Peace

    Bernd

    What's playing: Eric Clapton-Unplugged

    It releases the free electrons in the air to interact with the free radicals in your fingers. This being a free upgrade.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

  19. #19
    Listener MikeyBC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Northern Ontario
    Posts
    319
    If i didnt click that first link i wouldn't have believed it, Bet they'll sound even better if they designed a $200 elastic band to wrap around the knob to further dampen any resonance in the wood. If they'd designed the silver rock potentiometer properly in the first place it wouldnt need a $485 chunk of wood strapped to it !! Think i'll go get a lathe and design a wooden knob for vintage sony recievers.
    Musical Fidelity A3.2 Integrated amp
    Musical Fidelity A3.2 CD
    Teac DS-H01 Dock
    Energy 22 Reference Connoisseur Speakers
    Cardas Cross and Cardas Hexlink Golden 5C
    Tara Labs RSC Reference Gen2



  20. #20
    Class of the clown GMichael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Anywhere but here...
    Posts
    13,243
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyBC
    If i didnt click that first link i wouldn't have believed it, Bet they'll sound even better if they designed a $200 elastic band to wrap around the knob to further dampen any resonance in the wood. If they'd designed the silver rock potentiometer properly in the first place it wouldnt need a $485 chunk of wood strapped to it !! Think i'll go get a lathe and design a wooden knob for vintage sony recievers.
    Dude, I had trouble reading your post. I think I'm being watch by some guy that looks like Homer Simpson.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

  21. #21
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    59
    Hopefully they at the very least supply the knob polish at least you get something of value.

  22. #22
    Forum Regular gonefishin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Joliet, Ill.
    Posts
    342
    audiophile knobs...?
    Why the name calling?
    __________________
    I found the spoon
    __________________


    enjoy the music!

  23. #23
    Listener MikeyBC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Northern Ontario
    Posts
    319
    Origionally posted by GMichael
    Dude, I had trouble reading your post. I think I'm being watch by some guy that looks like Homer Simpson.
    DOH !!
    Musical Fidelity A3.2 Integrated amp
    Musical Fidelity A3.2 CD
    Teac DS-H01 Dock
    Energy 22 Reference Connoisseur Speakers
    Cardas Cross and Cardas Hexlink Golden 5C
    Tara Labs RSC Reference Gen2



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •