Re: Audio recording hardware
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:11:04 -0600
"Russell L. Harris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * Ron Johnson <email@example.com> [070228 18:21]:
> > > I remember reading an article in a German audiophile magazine
> > > about a device to demagnetize CDs. The author claimed the sound
> > > to be much better after demagnetizing.
> > Demagnetize something that relies on lasers?
> With a mass-produced CD, there is nothing to degauss. A reflective
> layer of aluminum is deposited on a plastic substrate.
> Are you sure the article wasn't talking about the realm of analogue
> tape? Magnetic tape playback heads tend to become slightly magnetized
> with use, so that periodic demagnetizing is necessary. This is
> somewhat akin to the need for periodic degaussing of a CRT. But since
> the introduction of ferrite heads, this may no longer be a problem.
For all you non-believers (sorry, too much religion in recent threads)
here is a similar article:
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.