In the world according to SuperDave, the High End Audio Industry is rife with conjuring, snake-oil, outrageous claims, and pickpocketing. Accordingly, it is assumed that these things for which SuperDave’s ire is reserved are made by people not only intent on deception, but willing to engage in a little-known, industry-wide practice of MASS HYPNOTISM – which the Hi Fi magazines act as promotional agents for, in exchange for lucrative advertisement contracts. Despite the creepy conspiracy thoughts themselves, this theory also depends upon the following:
1) That mass-hypnosis is even a thing
2) That half-assed audio-industry journalists know how to do that thing
3) That audiophiles, once they’re exposed to this thing, will suddenly stop being able to listen for themselves.
Call be skeptical, but something tells me that hundreds of thousands of audiophiles over the last 30 or so years, across the globe, reporting similar experiences with accessories labeled “snake oil” by our evergreen hall-monitor, SuperDave, might have something to say about all of that. HOWEVER …
I must admit to creeping suspicion and skepticism when it comes to devices that purport to improve the material mechanics of a CD with airy-fairy invisible waves of energy. I’m open to the possibility, of course, but it strains credulity and this is why I must always try such things for myself before investing an opinion, especially a public opinion, about them.
This, of course, is precisely what Roy Harris at Audiophilia.com has dond, and as usual Roy has managed to deliver an exceedingly thorough examination of a device which claims the following, extracted from their website:
How does Disc Energizer works?
After 5 seconds of treatment by the Disc Energizer, the disc will carry a PVA Field (Proton Vibration Alignment Field) that will last for 120 minutes. Once the disc is excited by the laser beam inside the disc player, the entire signal path and equipment in the AV system within 1 meter of the disc player will be inuenced by the PVA Field. This means all the equipment will perform better.
In addition, the motions of atmospheric content – mainly air molecules – will also be aligned. Once the micro-phase alignment has taken place, the signal loss in the equipment and the An atom has three major particles, namely Protons, Electrons and Neutrons. The PVA Field created by Euphoria TechnologyTM aligns the vibration and movement of protons and electrons in all matter so that their physical properties are fundamentally enhanced.
Roy Harris is no spring chicken, wasn’t born yesterday, nor did he fall off of a pickup truck. He’s been a dedicated critical-listener honing his craft for at least the 20 years that I’ve been bouncing around the industry, so – at the least – he’s got enough road under his tires to lend him the “old-timer” merit badge. Whether or not you believe what he has to say about this device is irrelevant … you can only know by trying this thing for yourself.
For Myself, I’m torn … the website explanations cause me to feel a strange and discomforting pain in my gut, but Roy’s experience is something I’d like to be able to verify independently in my own system. I wonder how you’ll feel about it once you’ve read his review …
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