LessLoss Blackbody Improves Stereo Sound With Slippery Snake Oil Science

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Step right up and marvel at the latest innovation in audio technology. The LessLoss Blackbody...box...thingy claims to improve stereo sound simply by being placed next to your gear. How does it work? I haven't the slightest idea.

The Blackbody is a high-tech audio accessory which greatly enhances your audio playback experience by addressing the interaction of your audio gear's circuitry with ambient electromagnetic phenomena and modifying this interplay. The Blackbody takes advantage of the quantum nature of particle interaction, and is therefore able to permeate metal, plastic, wood, and other barriers to affect the circuitry inside your components. This altered electromagnetic influence results in profoundly improved sound quality.


Basically, it cleans up audio imperfections that may or may not arise from your gear's interaction with ambient electromagnetic phenomena. Supposedly, this creates a super-clean sound that even "non-audiophiles" can appreciate. Oh, and did I mention that it costs $959? Sounds like a scam to me, but then again, I'm not the person to ask about the validity of this technology. If you are, take a look at the product page and let us all know if it's actually real science. [LessLoss via Engadget]



In my extensive experience with audiophiles, I predict this to sell like hotcakes. Let's review:

Audiophile Plusses:

1) It costs a lot of money

2) The product description uses large, undefined words like "Quantum nature of particle interaction"

3) They took a picture of it by a vacum tube

4) It's new

Audiophile minuses:

1) It's not made of wood.