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Beware of new material claims - the case of graphene
Hello Geoff, the problem of using graphene as a material for uber-strong composits is -- at least for the moment -- the ubercost and low feasibility of creating long fibers in bulk/industrial quantities.... Typically, structural composites are for... 
Beware of new material claims - the case of graphene
eYes, a mono atomic layer of graphene is stronger than a monoatomic layer of Iron doped with carbon... And so is a thread of a spiderweb.... However, we go through spiderwebs without ever feeling them.Besides, how does this superior tensil strengt... 
Beware of new material claims - the case of graphene
It's no so much how he builds some parts of his cables using graphene, but why.... And is he using proper graphene two-dimensional crystal latice, or much more readily available and inexpensive bulk graphite powder instead? Graphene is constituted... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello @viber6.... I have auditioned Boulder 2060 at length a few times. It is not a good example of accurate/neutral amp. To my ears, its tone is instead wan, blanched, and sterile, rather than neutral and accurate. WC's impression of it matches m... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Just logged on... Watching out for nube self-appointed zampolitiks.... Ah, me thinks I just found one who returned to frolick and splash with abandon around this fine audiophilic watering hole *grins!*G.   
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Ah yes dguitarnut, I shall never deny that I hold preferences for a small handful of brands that I am intimately familiar with.... Nor do I apologize for not being apologetic about it.While I will never assert that what I like is "the best", I wil... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Ahem, "Black helicopters", anyone? *Grins! 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Viber, Merrill Element series are not based on NCore technology. Their class D output stage is entirelly designed by Merrill. The older Merrill Veritas instead, is based on NCore NC1200 modules. BTW, my review of Element 118 or 116 is purely hypot... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello @wym2, yes I will likely follow up... One of the issues is the duration of a review project.... I like to take devices stone cold from the factory floor and break them in completely.G. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello @rsf507, actually no... I am not implying at all that the unit under review is a pre-production unit. The physical description seems to suggest a production unit.. Rather, the reviewer is writing a lot but saying little, except for stating i... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Yep, the review does not give the faintest idea of the exceptional capabilities of the Merrill Element 118.... "The device is exceptionally capable, and deserves a review that describes at some length what the device "does for living". Element 118... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello Viber, I have sent you an email. Saluti, G. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello Viber, I would not classify the ppl who are patient with our tangential discussions as "better" ppl.... Rather, exceedingly patient and polite they have been for sure with our obsessions. Why don’t you PM me, then we can continue offline, an... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Viber, our friends raise a very valid point. If you wish to discuss further about issues tangential to WC's quest, please open a new thread.Regards, G.   
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello Viber6, we were fortunate... The eye passed some 60 miles North of us when Florence had already been downgraded to a tropical storm... Thankfully no material damage... Only lots of anxiety before and during evac.Now, back to our beloved topi...