Damn, it's like the killer bees! Are THEY here yet? I've been waiting........bzzzzzzzzzzz, ouch!
Well, as long as it stays away from my LPs! ;-)
Since it is being reported by the Brits, hopefully it will just affect that stuff they call "aluminium".
Call Moulder, Scully and Doggett.
Lucky that we have something called Lp..... and another really good reason to stay away from the over-rated SACD,
This was reported a year or two ago by someone at the Asylum. They too were located somewhere in South America and had a 300 disc changer fully loaded. We assumed that the "fungus" had somehow found its' way into the player, possibly via attaching itself to the oils from his fingers handling the CD's when initially installing them. Once there, it seemed to thrive inside the player due to the heat from the motor mechanism and light from the laser along with the already high humidity content that was present in that area. While most of us gave him the "thorough cleaning" of cd's and "disinfecting" the internals of the player routine, i don't think that the involved party ever reported back on what happened. Either way, i'm assuming that it was not good. Sean
Sean: If this is the same story that I heard it did not have a very happy ending (the fungus ate his cheap cooking utensils and lawn furniture as well:-).
I wonder if Sony developed it?
Probably not Sony. More likely the RIAA...
There was a similar thing called "laser rot" affecting laser discs years ago. It was found to be caused by the plastic not totally enclosing the aluminum disc allowing it to oxidize.
Good. Now if someone can direct me to a mold or bacteria that eats speakers and digital components, I can quit this silly hobby and rejoin the human race.
i've been led to believe that the fungus can be defeated merely by coating all your cd's (and other aluminum discs) with a moderately thick layer of vasoline. FWI, speakers and digital components seem to respond best (on the anti-fungal front) to k-y jelly. or so i'm told. -kelly
Whew!!! Just bought my Oracle in the nick of time. Can we apply Lotramin to our CD's?
I remember laser rot. Pioneer offered free replacement.
I recommend Lamisil AT (available OTC) on your CDs. May improve sonics!
I believe the fungus is rappus crappus musicae.
I worked inthe Republic of Panama during the Vietnam war era testing military equipment in the jungle. We found a fungus (or bacteria) that would etch glass, so what the scientists found regarding CDs is not all that unusual.
I remember seeing the movie.
Is this nature's own way of saying that digital isn't what our ears should be subjected to? Audio Darwinism? Does fungus exist in the Galapagos? I've never heard of a fungus munching on LP's -- although I am sure that some of the big brains with double pocket protection will enlighten me. "Perfect sound forever" didn't take the fungus into consideration. It's the fungi, not the cockroaches, that will inherit the earth.
That's kind of a bleak view Jim - you don't sound like much of a "fun-guy" nyuk nyuk
Yeah, the truth can sting, Curly Joe. Most of us are *trying* to get as close as we can to that analogue sound with our digital equipment. What's bleak? That's where it's at.
here's another story on the fungus from stereophile: