The best Speaker enhancement ever what a difference these make!

gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
edited April 19 in Speakers
Well I have been reading about speaker enhancements over at that Snake Oil Audio site that keep trying to convert us over, and they proved me wrong. These here pair of Alabaster slabs placed on what appears to be an envelope of volcanic ash clear up the harshness that can sometime emit itself on the A9's tweeters. It now appears that the velvety liquid sounds I hear from the midrange section, along with the toned down goodness and improved soundstage of the tweeters in the upper range area has vastly improved my listening sessions while playing music on the HT rig.

The best part is that these Alabaster Slabs are carved into a shape of what appears to be some sort of Tiki God or something from ancient times. I find it hard to believe that at the low price of $100 a pair shipped to include the pads of volcanic ash, the results were that noticeable. Check it out for yourself everyone, oh and the cable and enhancements naysayer crowd need not comment until you have tried it. I will get a couple more listening hours in and report back. Who said a $100 dollar bill wont enhance anything as far as sound improvements go. A picture of the goodness of the Alabaster Stone enhancers from your friends over at Snake Oil Audio.



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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    edited April 19
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    In all my excitement I forgot to post the picture, now back to the tunes!
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    2 Channel
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    Stuff for the Head
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    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    Naysayers need not comment.
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    wtf are you guys on?
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    The Alabaster slabs don't produce sound they enhance sound as stated naysayers need not post.
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,060
    Subharmonic diamagnetic molecular resonances, no doubt.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,425
    Do they have a jeweled eye upgrade available? Something in a soft blue would probably help the depth f presentation a little more.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,652
    When I saw this thread I knew it would go south in a hurry...
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan





  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    edited April 19
    Rick88 wrote: »
    When I saw this thread I knew it would go south in a hurry...

    Tell me about it all I wanted to do is present my experience and it seems that the same old thread crapper comes to ruin it. So due to humiliation thanks to the same non believer the Alabaster slabs now don't just enhance my sound they are doing there intended purpose to display my SACD's with a John Hiatt Tiki Bar Theme. Im just reelin em in just reelin em in. Now since I caught one on the first cast let me introduce my E-bay find to enhance my Tiki Bar themed SACD storage area. The fish are biting :p

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    Amazing the stuff you find on Ebay perfect match for the autographed John Hiatt concert poster.



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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 1,903
    They look a lot like the "good luck charm" from the Brady Bunch that Greg wore during the surfing competition in Hawaii. His talent was certainly enhanced that day.

    Who knew they could also enhance speaker sound? Quite versatile and incredible powers those things have!

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,060
    I use these, albeit 100% Tiki-free.
    Srsly.

    http://www.madscientist-audio.com/blackdiscus.html

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,481
    edited April 19
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    The Alabaster slabs don't produce sound they enhance sound as stated ni-sayers need not post.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    edited April 19
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I use these, albeit 100% Tiki-free.
    Srsly.

    http://www.madscientist-audio.com/blackdiscus.html

    Thats funny there is a audio dealer in town that sells Mad Scientist products check out some of thier cables.
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,455
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    Reese peanut butter cups?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,060
    Not nearly as tasty -- but, this being said, I've never tried PB Cups on hifi cables.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • arekonarekon Posts: 77
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
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    Reese peanut butter cups?

    good balanced connections
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,745
    I feel like if I stare at them long enough my wife will get pregnant.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    I feel like if I stare at them long enough my wife will get pregnant.

    :o
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  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    edited April 19
    It's a trap

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,455
    One of their explanations lol

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,807
    edited April 19
    Puff puff pass dude puff puff pass.....
    Cheese burger is that you?
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,595
    63$ and two wads of bellybutton lint. Seller pays shipping.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    I have 2 antique Asian carved alabaster lamps in my listening room, call me nuts but they do make a difference
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I use these, albeit 100% Tiki-free.
    Srsly.

    http://www.madscientist-audio.com/blackdiscus.html

    Thats funny there is a audio dealer in town that sells Mad Scientist products check out some of thier cables.

    Black discs matter
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    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,595
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I have 2 antique Asian carved alabaster lamps in my listening room, call me nuts but they do make a difference

    But the placement of said lamps is crucial to maximize mid range impact. I know for a FACT that they sound exquisite when place 45 degrees forward of the planar orientation of any tweeter.
    You rubes will never understand my superior audio intelligence.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    ^^^^
    Speaking of bloated bass, that's what they fixed, also sibilance
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    lightman1 wrote: »
    63$ and two wads of bellybutton lint. Seller pays shipping.

    Russ that's all your offering on these authentic Alabaster speaker enhancers or are you making an offer on Mikey's black discus resses enhancers?
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    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
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