Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by William Bryant, Apr 13, 2020.
The Extender - Van den Hul B.V. - High End Cables, Phono Cartridges and Electronics
would love to read the neuroscience theory behind this! So how much do they want for this?
Extension of any buyers stupidity level.
van den Hul The Extender
This carefully arranged pile of debris is designed to blend into the corner of your listening enclosure. It's effect defies belief!
This in not a random arrangement but a carefully organised musical happening.
Our highly trained audionaughts will visit your residence and spend at least 10 earth minuets preforming their sonic phenomenon.
Digital Dave - 'it's like I have an entirely new record collection! I would have paid twice the price if they'd asked me to. In fact they did'
5K USD per pair?
Think I'll stick to getting my scalar waves via hits from the bong.
Well they would be a nice sound diffusion pile in your room !
Don't know if these things work.
Maybe YES, perhaps NO.
But let's not forget, boys... audiophiling is a game too.. it is, also, playing with our toys...
How long is the break in?
If it wouldn’t had “van den Hul” behind it, I wouldn’t even had a look on the net. I found a review by a Dutch audio journalist, who visited Mr van den Hul in his listening room with top notch equipment (review in Dutch unfortunately). He claims he could hear switching on and off the device immediately. On, resulted in an even more realistic sound stage, with music become totally disengaged from the speakers.
It seems to work on the principle of scalar waves, which were discovered by Nicola Tesla already. Scalar wave - RationalWiki
Before anyone goes wild, please note that I am just a Messenger reporting what I found. I am not going to buy it!
O. M. G.
So it's a device which doesn't actively change the signal but makes it more enjoyable? I believe alcohol, dope or whatever your particular poison will do the same. For less.
It is connected to the speaker signal ( See signal inputbelow) and it sends out additional scalar waves in line with the music, according to van den Hul.
Disclaimer : I am just the messenger, don’t shoot at me please!
Assuming this is legitimate – a big assumption – without some means to test the functioning of the device, how does one know it's working?
Yes, but it's not in the signal path as such, more a fork. As in, "when my partner finds out how much this costs I'm forked".
Let me be the first to bring the audiophile mantra :
Trust your ears
Trust your ears
Trust your ears
Well, this one only works if you are single anyway!
We are a gullible group no doubt. More proof here
As always - provided one can spare the money - order a set with send back guarantee and test it!
1. Why does the title say it does not contain "Halogeen?"
2. Why is there tamper-proof tape across the back of the chassis? I haven't see one of those on a piece of consumer electronics since my cable box in the 80's.
3. Is this a reactive load on the amplifier? Does it do anything to the impedance? Some amplifiers *really* don't like certain loads...
scalar waves - "a billion times faster than the speed of light", yeah right!
Of course, to bring The Extender to its full potential you must replace its stock power cord with some more substantial one. Also, put it on aftermarket isolating feet, otherwise it's like not having it at all.
One by one, formerly wholly reputable audio manufacturers cave in to the temptations of extra revenue from the sale of utter junk. Or maybe - hopefully - Van Den Hul just let a poor, belated April Fools joke out of the barn by mistake?
I believe this is the same thing as the van den Hul gizmo. At $990 instead of $5000 it's a steal:
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