£6600 for a box of earth???

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davemurgtroyd

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£6600 for a wooden box of earth. Is there no limit to the gullibility of some audiophiles? Mind you there is a lifetime warranty
Entreq Olympus Tellus Ground Box
 
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Hey someone in New York may buy it, some peeps there have never seen real dirt.
 
PaulR

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I'm not entirely convinced it's not a wind-up.

Mind you, nobody ever got poorer by underestimating the stupidity of people. Especially those with too much money.
 
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I have over 3,000 square meters of land here, if someone wants to fill up a box with earth, I'd only charge them €500....
 
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I'm not entirely convinced it's not a wind-up.
There are a few reviews of the item around, though they themselves may be wind ups as well...
 
Terryl

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Ahhhh just looked at the site for this....Gee it would be a whole lot cheaper to just use a real Earth ground rod, and some #10 copper wire.

True that the normal AC house ground is very noisy, but can you hear this noise in your stereo system?????
 
Channel Hopper

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Hey someone in New York may buy it, some peeps there have never seen real dirt.
Paul Kersey saw a lot (as did Snake Plissken when he passed through)
 
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This is exactly why one should never believe what you read on things like WIKI etc, it is the moderators of such sites that hold the ace card. This is so ludicrous that I am surprised he does not claim it is patented. The entreq site is no better, indeed they are incapable of basic spelling, from my experience if it looks wrong it generally is wrong


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Have you seen some of the prices of the speaker cables?! :-wow
 
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Save your money, an Earth bag is cheaper!! :-rofl2

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Ahhhh just looked at the site for this....Gee it would be a whole lot cheaper to just use a real Earth ground rod, and some #10 copper wire.

True that the normal AC house ground is very noisy, but can you hear this noise in your stereo system?????
Yes, especially the analogue stages inside a computer, but two rfi/emi cubes or the equivalent will kill it - the difference is clear (if you are not tone deaf - and if you are it is not a disadvantage...).
 
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The really funny thing about this is that I was telling someone a few weeks ago that pro level sound boards like the Yamaha ones are now so cheap you can do perfect high quality audio for tv and radio for buttons compared to decades ago when they cost what a new car cost.

Then I read this and it puts retardedness into another level of retardedness. :-rofl2
 
Channel Hopper

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The really funny thing about this is that I was telling someone a few weeks ago that pro level sound boards like the Yamaha ones are now so cheap you can do perfect high quality audio for tv and radio for buttons compared to decades ago when they cost what a new car cost.

Then I read this and it puts retardedness into another level of retardedness. :-rofl2

I was about to start a thread earlier today on the exact same subject, having been asked - repeatedly - by CJ to get some content to him.

Look for another thread in the next few hours, not sure quite what it will be called though but it will be nearby.
 
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CJ - the boss of Regie Perrin?!?! o_O
 
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