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bonzo75

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Not for objectivists, thanks.

Today was at a friend's place, we tried this tweak which was huuuge, and he said this is the best sound he has had in his room.

All we did is take a pair of the shun mook wooden blocks you see in the picture below (three shun mooks discs on each block, this is part of their product line, not DIY) and placed it facing the listener, just inside the line of each speaker. There were two Krell monos just inside the line of the speakers, as shown below, and we placed them on top of the Krell. First we placed them at the front of the amp, then moved them back to the end of the amp, facing the same direction. Both the changes resulted in a huge shift in soundstage. Moving them to the back of the amp was massive increase in the stage of the orchestra. Simple and cheap.
 

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Hello,
It seems great. Are they Mpingo disc or another product ? Curious about that
 

bonzo75

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Hello,
It seems great. Are they Mpingo disc or another product ? Curious about that
Yes - they are mpingos on wooden blocks. Btw, I have heard the music harmonizers. Synergistic ECTs. They all work well. How are the Stein interconnects? Also try the shun mook resonators for the Stein feet. And yes a fan of Analysis, so we have similar tastes
 
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Yes - they are mpingos on wooden blocks. Btw, I have heard the music harmonizers. Synergistic ECTs. They all work well. How are the Stein interconnects? Also try the shun mook resonators for the Stein feet. And yes a fan of Analysis, so we have similar tastes
The Stein interconnects are very very good and excellent value. They equalled and for the Liquidim surpassed the Kondo ones (in my systemand for my tastes). They deserve to be more famed. If you are interested I think there is a trial period on them.
I'm thinking about for Shun Mooks but weak euro doesn't help at that time
 

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I bought 2 shun mook discs in the 90s and until now I still use them. One on my line pre amp, just over the chassis, and another touching the motor of my Avid Diva. I've tried them on many other places but somehow these 2 places sound the best to me.
 

bonzo75

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I bought 2 shun mook discs in the 90s and until now I still use them. One on my line pre amp, just over the chassis, and another touching the motor of my Avid Diva. I've tried them on many other places but somehow these 2 places sound the best to me.
Hi Phil, that is the wrong implementation though, you need 3 on a component, in a specific triangular formation. Then there is this other wooden block shown in my pic above.
 

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I'm glad you heard an improvement, but I remain extremely sceptical about these types of tweaks. The whole idea of a piece of wood and some rubber discs (or whatever that material is) having magical properties just doesn't sit well with me.
 

jadis

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Hi Phil, that is the wrong implementation though, you need 3 on a component, in a specific triangular formation. Then there is this other wooden block shown in my pic above.
hi bonzo,

I was not aware of that wooden box block or the triangular formation. I thought each disk is a stand alone.
 

bonzo75

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hi bonzo,

I was not aware of that wooden box block or the triangular formation. I thought each disk is a stand alone.
Yes but you keep three standalone discs in a triangle on the component, the two at the back facing 5 and 7 o clock respectively, and the one in front facing straight ahead. And you can rotate the ones at the back to tune sound, also move them front or back to move soundstage. Now you can see why people read this and think foo. It works though. But these are not as effective as the wooden blocks or the resonators (the feet).
 
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Hi,

I am new to the forum and friend of Bonzo. That is my system there and I can honestly say that the effects of these are not subtle. The thing is, you can place them in parts of the room or on parts of the system and they have no effect but when you get it right it is very obvious. I can vouch for the drop back and enhanced size of the soundstage when we moved them back. I sat there gob smacked.
 

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Yes but you keep three standalone discs in a triangle on the component, the two at the back facing 5 and 7 o clock respectively, and the one in front facing straight ahead. And you can rotate the ones at the back to tune sound, also move them front or back to move soundstage. Now you can see why people read this and think foo. It works though. But these are not as effective as the wooden blocks or the resonators (the feet).
Thanks, Bonzo. :)
 

jadis

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Hi Bonzo,

Just reviewed the Shun Mook website and learned that the ones you used are the room treatment devices while mine is simply a disc to be put on top of audio components.

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The only other 'magical' tweak I have used was the VPI Magic Brick.
 

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Did a little demo w/the discs in my system y/day w/Bonzo. Def some change noticeable, but a little arbitrary depending on position, and imho not as dramatic as Shun Mook Diamond Resonators under equipment. Will keep an open mind on them.
 

bonzo75

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Thanks Bonzo. Never thought it should be done in 3s. And such intricate instructions for a small puck.
Yes but simple to implement. And it's rotating them clockwise or counterclockwise, or bringing them in or out to increase the soundstage, that adds to the fun.
 

bonzo75

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Yes but simple to implement. And it's rotating them clockwise or counterclockwise, or bringing them in or out to increase the soundstage, that adds to the fun.
Yes one needs to experiment with positions - like Audiophile Bill and I found when we put it at the back of that Krell and boom wow
 
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Hello
It seems there are some for sale on audiomarkt.de and in Netherlands. How to be sure they are not fake ?