The Corpus Callosum

Goldmund Media Rooms

In the great role-playing game of life, I did not get very many
audiophile points.  I mean, fine machinery is something I can
appreciate, but I’m pretty indifferent to the sounds those machines
make.  

So it strikes me as remarkable that anyone would make, much less buy, a
$300,000 turntable.  

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No, you can’t go into a store and buy one.  You can’t even get
one on the Internet.  If you want one, you have to make an
appointment.

They are made by a Swiss company, href="http://www.goldmund.com/company/" rel="tag">Goldmund.
 The turntable is called the Reference II.  They’ve
only made 25 of them.  It comes with its own table — a 550
pound (250kg) table.

Naturally, you would want the correct environment for listening.
Goldmund provides that, too.  They come out to your house and
build a room designed for the optimum listening (and watching)
experience.  They do it all, architecture, engineering,
construction.  The idea is to provide people with the absolute
best multimedia experience.  When they are done, they put up a
gold plaque that says “Goldmund Luxury Media Room.”  They are
not kidding.

One of the journalists at Phoronix was invited to href="http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=967&num=1">a
demonstration.  He was impressed.  

What I want to know is this: is it Energy-Star certified?

Comments

  1. #1 Dave Briggs
    January 15, 2008

    What I want to know is this: is it Energy-Star certified?
    At that end of the scale, ( I didn’t know it went up that high, LOL!), I don’t think they are concerned about that! LOL!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  2. #2 Dirkh
    January 17, 2008

    I’m not saying that there aren’t some very refined ears out there–but mine are not among them. For example, I’ve yet to figure out why I am supposed to decry the quality of MP3s. They sound okay to me.

  3. #3 Dunc
    January 25, 2008

    So it strikes me as remarkable that anyone would make, much less buy, a $300,000 turntable.

    Same reason people make, and buy, handmade custom cars, or diamond-encrusted, solid platinum fountain pens. Because they can.

  4. #4 Xenoce
    February 12, 2008

    It’s not all MP3′s that you should decry, just those playing at horrible bit rates. Just for fun, try playing some audio at 32, 64, 128, and 256 kbp/s.

  5. #5 Geri
    July 19, 2011

    Nach elf Tagen ohne ein Idiot genannt Sam, ist er wieder bei der Arbeit. Wenn die Chefs der Nähe sind, ist er braun nosing. Irgendeinen Vorwand, um die Zimmer sind in Kraft, als wolle er sagen “schau mich an. Ich arbeite.” Seine Haltung zu anderen Arbeitskollegen, wenn die Bosse nicht sind rund ist: “Ich bin besser als du”. Er zieht ein Witz und es ist lustig (im Kopf). Aber wenn du einen Witz auf sich zu ziehen. Sie sind die niedrigsten aller Lebensformen, und er schreit ihm den Kopf ab wie ein Vierjähriger Wutanfall. Park innerhalb von 6 Fuß (2 m) von seinem smart und Sie sind ihn blockiert.

  6. #6 Darren
    July 25, 2011

    Ask yourself these questions. (1) In what part of the past would you like to live in ? (2) Why you would like to live at that time ? (3) Could you survive in that time using only the tools and equipment available at that time ?

  7. #7 Piers
    July 28, 2011

    Die Dächer sind aus unterschiedlichen Materialien hergestellt. Holz, Stroh, Schiefer, Stein, Metall, Kunststoff und alles andere, die verwendet werden können. Meistens hängt, wo Sie sind in der Welt und wie viel Sie kaufen können, um welche Art von Dach haben Sie.

  8. #8 Michael
    August 1, 2011

    Where are we now on the evolution path ? Are we becoming civilized or still going down the path of increasing destructive powers ? Our medical knowledge increases with leaps and bounds of each war, but not as greatly as our destructive weapons.

  9. #9 Richard
    August 2, 2011

    Kuhu me nüüd arengust teed? Me oleme muutumas tsiviliseeritud või ikka läheb teele suurendada hävitava võimu? Meie meditsiiniliste teadmiste suureneb hüppeliselt iga sõda, kuid mitte nii palju kui meie hävitusrelvade. Kui meie meditsiinilisi teadmisi tõusnud nii kiiresti kui meie relvad, suudame elada kaks või enam sajandeid.

  10. #10 Mandy
    August 3, 2011

    Why do people starve in a world that produces more food than it needs ? On a web page it said it was due to logistics of moving the food. I say, it is more to do with profits than a lack of the ability to move the food to where it is needed. Also some third world countries are exporting food they need so they can get money for other things. If we all were even half way to what we call humanity, no one would starve. But we are humans and fail to live upto our good ideals.

  11. #11 Paul
    August 4, 2011

    ¿Por qué las personas mueren de hambre en un mundo que produce más alimentos de lo que necesita? En una página web que dijo que era debido a la logística del traslado de la comida. Digo, es más que ver con los beneficios que la falta de la capacidad de mover la comida a donde más se necesita. Además, algunos países del tercer mundo son exportadores de alimentos que necesitan para que puedan conseguir el dinero para otras cosas. Si todos eran aún a medio camino de lo que llamamos humanidad, nadie moriría de hambre. Pero somos humanos y no pueden vivir hasta nuestros ideales bien.

  12. #12 Lenny
    August 8, 2011

    Las gerade über Ausschreitungen in London und in anderen Bereichen auf die BBC-Website. Sie sollen mit Gummigeschossen, CS-Gas und Pfefferspray, bis die Randalierer arbeitsunfähig sind. Dann liefern sie nach Afghanistan, damit sie lernen können, wie sie sich verhalten.

  13. #13 Karl
    August 9, 2011

    Oli lihtsalt lugedes rahutused Londonis ja teistes piirkondades BBC veebilehel. Nad peaksid kasutama kummikuule, CS gaasi ja pipragaas Kuni märatsejate on töövõimetud. Siis saata need Afganistanis, et nad saaksid õppida, kuidas käituda.

  14. #14 Kyle
    August 10, 2011

    Terfysgoedd unwaith eto rhwygo trwy nifer o ddinasoedd Lloegr. Bydd llawer o bobl yn troi i fyny ar gyfer eu man gwaith heddiw i ddod o hyd iddo ddrylliwyd neu’n waeth, dinistrio. Faint mwy o yn mynd i golli eu swyddi fel eu man gwaith gael ei ddinistrio? Dod yn y fyddin ac yn cael dim dal wahardd wrth ddelio â’r terfysgwyr. Maent eisiau brifo eraill trwy frics taflu a phethau eraill, felly dylai fod yr un fath drais yn ôl ar eu cyfer.

  15. #15 Levi
    August 12, 2011

    Los disturbios, una vez más lágrimas por varias ciudades de Inglaterra. Mucha gente va a subir a su lugar de trabajo hoy en día para encontrar que naufragó o peor, destruido. ¿Cuántos más van a perder sus puestos de trabajo como su lugar de trabajo fue destruido? Lleva en el ejército y una sin restricciones en el trato con los alborotadores. Ellos quieren hacer daño a los demás por el ladrillo de lanzamiento y otras cosas, por lo que debe tener la misma violencia hacia ellos.

  16. #16 Bell
    August 16, 2011

    Minun viimeinen viikko työtä hallituksen järjestelmää. Takaisin työttömyys jonoon ensi viikolla. Järjestelmä oli vain kolmetoista viikkoa ja joka päättyy neljässä päivässä. Ikävystyminen ja tuskin tarpeeksi rahaa elämiseen. :( .

  17. #17 Laura
    August 17, 2011

    Nur noch zwei Tage nach diesem Tag der Arbeit auf die Regierung Schema. :( Dann wieder auf die Arbeitslosigkeit Warteschlange nächste Woche Dreizehn Wochen einen Job, und nur immer 45 Prozent des Mindestlohns für ihn und die Regierung fragt sich, warum das System ist nicht populär Wenn ich Mindestlohn bezahlt werden müsste ich! genoss es mehr und hatte etwas Geld gespart.

  18. #18 Thomas
    August 19, 2011

    Rwyf wedi visted llawer o wefannau yn yr wythnosau diwethaf dri ar ddeg i gyda fy swydd, felly wedi bod yn ddiflas ac eraill mistyfing. Wedi ennill peth gwybodaeth. Fel, pan fydd yn Japan ychydig o flynyddoedd yn ôl, i ddod mor agos at y goedwig bambw yn Kyoto. Mae hynny’n flin i mi, fel y byddai i wedi hoffi ei visted.

  19. #19 Dean
    August 23, 2011

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  20. #20 Kyle
    August 24, 2011

    Employers, employees and manufactures of equipment or supplies are responsible in some way for health and safety.

  21. #21 Jeff
    September 1, 2011

    Doctor Dave had slept with one of his patients and felt guilty all day long.

    No matter how much he tried to forget about it, he couldn’t.

    The guilt and sense of betrayal was overwhelming. But every once in a while he’d hear an internal, reassuring voice that said:

    “Dave, don’t worry about it. You aren’t the first doctor to sleep with one of their patients and you won’t be the last. And you’re single. Just let it go..”

    But invariably the other voice would bring him back to reality, whispering:

    “Dave you’re a vet.”

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  23. #23 body slim
    September 10, 2011

    Ellos quieren hacer daño a los demás por el ladrillo de lanzamiento y otras cosas, por lo que debe tener la misma violencia hacia ellos.

  24. #24 Clare
    November 21, 2011

    What a wast of money.

  25. #25 Paul
    December 2, 2011

    Such decadance in these hard times.

  26. #26 Geri
    March 8, 2012

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    March 27, 2012

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  28. #28 Stephen
    April 16, 2012

    I purchased a value chicken but wondered why it did stink. So when I looked inside it, I found it was full of bloody ink!?

  29. #29 Ted
    May 3, 2012

    The chef spread the mustard on the goose with his knife, “this is going to be delicious, a masterpiece”! said the chef. He cooked and served it up to his employer who tasted it and screwed up his face in disgust. His employer was a mafia don with a ferocious temper who proceeded to pull out a gun and shoot the chef, dead. The mafia don said “Well thats your goose cooked”!!!!