OK...here's another tweak that really works

I recently recabled my reference 2 channel system. The upgrade in sound broke new ground in what I thought was possible with existing components. I had not, however, heard of the Matthew Bond Audio Cascade Noise Burn-In Disc - V. 2.0 until it was referenced in one of the fairly recent Forum Posts.  More out of curiosity and the fact that I have had some very positive results with other assorted/sundry tweaks, I decided to give it a try. I have played the disc only a couple of times and  am amazed at hearing a very real improvement in all aspects of the system and especially the glare that I really didn't know existed.

Anyway, I would enjoy hearing from any of you that has had some exposure to this or other tweaks of this kind. 




There are those who can not accept a product unless it makes perfect technical sense. I respect that, but experientially if it works, then why not enjoy the ride instead letting the lack of logic be a barrier. I personally like to know how a thing works.

It is better if it can be shown to work either with measurements, or * blind listening tests. Then one can know that it works, even if there is no logical hypothesis to explain it.


I also like to make improvements in my systems where I can hear things that I did not before, see a more defined image, feel more connected to the sights and sounds, etc. To me the experience trumps the logic.

Once we “see” a device, we then also expect a difference.
That creates a bias of expectation.

We logically believe that it is (or should be) different, and we then experience it as different, even if it is not different.

I routinely (every couple of months) loop the Ayre for a couple of hours when I’m not around. I believe it has a positive effect as others have suggested, it didn’t break anything.  For a few sawbucks that includes the bank! I would make the purchase again given the results, real or perceived.  

@ holmz

We may have to agree to disagree on some points. I know there is always a psychological element at work, but if you have been around a lot of live acoustic music, played an acoustic instrument or been in the hobby for an extended period of time, then I do believe you can develop an 'educated ear' and can reliably tell the difference between something different versus something better. I think where the confusion often comes into play is when there is an overexposure taking place such as going to an audio/video show and visiting dozens of different rooms. Even so, though, I still believe that even in an environment like that an experienced audio/videophile can reach some valid conclusions.

So for me, I pretty much trust my eyes and ears knowing that not everyone would agree, and that's OK.

Personally I find that packing behind my ears with petroleum jelly alleviates minute vibration throughout the ear canal which in turn, dutifully increases my sensitivity to sub 30hz bass...🤯


" actually I like the effect after a few plays of music "

I've noticed the same , thought it was just me .