Speaking of eBay

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Dec 29 16:31:43 2004

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Tom Jennings wrote:

> I'll believe anything with sufficient evidence, but solder alloys
> in a solder joint sounds like total crap to me -- unless I had
> a lot of rolls to offload on fools with more money than I ... :-)

That's the thing mainly with these crazy audiophiles. Except for the two
examples you bring up, which seems like they have a technical basis to the
theory, most of it is just voodoo hocum that doesn't have any underlying
technical or scientific basis. One loon comes up with a wacko theory and
then it propagates until everyone is demanding special-alloy solder. Why?
They don't know, and they don't care. Some guy said it makes the
electrons happy so they have to get some too. It's completely naive.

I want to see technical treatises explaining WHY, with scientifically
executed experiments backed up with empirical data, before I believe any
of this nonsense. I think these audio guys ought to demand the same.
They might save a few bucks.

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