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dobster

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WATTGATE: worth it?
« on: September 11, 2006, 01:55:52 pm »

Something else I came across: http://www.wattgate.com/

Any opinions?
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JGreenslade

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 02:51:25 pm »

It's only worth it if you fail to comprehend the basics behind rectification and filtering.

Edit: is this a genuine enquiry? Anyone smell a rat?

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006, 03:19:55 pm »

A geniune inquiry you mean? yeah it is. I'm an idiot, i'm not smart and I never called myself an engineer a "tech" guy or any other label. I simply want to learn about technology. This is a forum right? Silly me, thought I could ask questions about products and get some replies interested in the question.
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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2006, 04:02:05 pm »

dobster wrote on Mon, 11 September 2006 10:55

Something else I came across: http://www.wattgate.com/

Any opinions?


Looks like they're overpriced Edison connectors.  The standard sort you can find at your local electrical supply shop will perform just as well at a cost that's an order of magnitude or two less.

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006, 04:36:23 pm »

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A geniune inquiry you mean? yeah it is.


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Silly me, thought I could ask questions


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If the cap fits...

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2006, 04:44:08 pm »

lucky you thermionic, your "spelling" not "grammatical" error happens to have variants  lol. focus. Now think about how you got yourself to this point and how it has NOTHING to do with the interest at hand. Think about how trite and petty it is.

anyways, thanks Andy for the response. that's exactly what I was aiming for: exploiting bloated marketing and such just as Mr. Lavry has been doing, of course minus the tech expertise.
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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2006, 05:03:02 pm »

Draw your own conclusions folks...

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006, 07:32:39 pm »

dobster wrote on Mon, 11 September 2006 15:44

lucky you thermionic, your "spelling" not "grammatical" error happens to have variants  lol. focus. Now think about how you got yourself to this point and how it has NOTHING to do with the interest at hand. Think about how trite and petty it is.

anyways, thanks Andy for the response. that's exactly what I was aiming for: exploiting bloated marketing and such just as Mr. Lavry has been doing, of course minus the tech expertise.



Well... either word is acceptable. In the states we probably tend to see "inquiry" more often.

For dobster   to suggest that thermionic made a "lucky mistake" is, I think, a bit foolish.

But what's really funny is that dobster -- who tried to slight thermionic by suggesting that he had made a spelling error, thereby exposing his own ignorance of the admittedly confusing English language -- is accusing thermionic of being "trite and petty."

THAT's funny.

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006, 07:40:04 pm »

blue2blue wrote on Mon, 11 September 2006 16:32

Well... either word is acceptable. In the states we probably tend to see "inquiry" more often.


Indeed; "enquiry" is listed in at least one dictionary as a British variant on "inquiry."

Please note, though, that "affect" and "effect" are NOT interchangeable (if anyone asks).

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2006, 08:12:14 pm »

har har har blue2blue, you're so clever too. Missing the point ALL together that I don't give a fuck what spelling you use but that when somebody pollitely asks a question with an intent to learn something then stick to the subject at hand. Yep, I used stupidity for stupidity. What is with you guys anyways? You're so obnoxious and annoying. Do me a favor assholes, if you can't simply answer a question, leave the topic - ok?? I don't want to hear your paranoias or impending "wittiness" that you think you're "on to something". You criticize something that is merely a reaction to an inevitbale and typical attitude. I showed ignorance?? YEP, indeed. If I sudeenly walk amongst jackasses, I have to learn to trot like them. Pricks.
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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2006, 08:21:46 pm »

If ever a topic were suited to the “Saloon” forum, this would have to be it.

Funniest ever.

Please don’t delete it.

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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2006, 08:24:38 pm »

yea and it's amusing on how the stupidity of the topic started. finally, you're getting it
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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2006, 11:38:38 pm »



The question was a valid one, as there are no such things as stupid questions, only stupid answers once in a while. You guys are going to nit pick over terms and spelling rather than discuss the company in question. These topics that get started off that way, often snowball into having normally good and intelligent people making personal attacks on each other, that have nothing to do with the original topic. That's a waste of bandwidth, not the original inquiry or enquiry if you want to spell it that way, being not genuine.  

Back to the topic:

They don't make any real outlandish claims, however the link to their brochure is dead, as is the link to their dealers and the specifications link only shows size dimensions of the plugs and outlets no real technical spec's to show that their plugs are any better than standard ones. That is itself is misleading, just by not saying anything. They mention quite correctly that the stainless steel hardware is a better build, but as far as improving an audio signal by cleaning up so called "dirty power" with a connector, nope I don't see that. You'd need a power conditioner for that, in the rare, rare case that a power company is generating power with surge spikes and brown downs enough to affect audio.
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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2006, 12:28:15 am »

yea its too bad the links are coming up dead, I was curious for more details. Isn't it true that some conditoners can add "dirt" or modulate the audio?

thanks ronny
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Re: WATTGATE: worth it?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2006, 02:03:38 am »

It is a waste of money...

unless you are going to replace all the wiring in your house and out in the street back to the power company, what difference could one silver connection in that chain make?

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