I originally purchased the Walker High definition links a couple years
ago. I thought they made a very good improvement to my audio system .Not
too long after that I came across the Enacom speaker filters .I bought
these thinking I'll compare them to the Walkers and whichever I
think is best , I'll keep for the main system ,and use the other set on
my second system .They were both very close , one with a slight
advantage in clarity gains, and the other with overall smoothness.
,then I happened to find the Detail magnifiers made by Earl Thomas.
These are by a fair margin better then the other two.They have all the
good quality's the other two have ,but much better focus and increased
clarity! I've spent more money on my system than I want to admit ,but
the Detail Magnifiers are the most cost verses return product I've ever
purchased. Jim Guthrie
"Most tweaks don't do much of anything. Some
are barely worth the money. And there are a few tweaks, like good
isolation devices, that you'd never do without once you've tried them.
Econotweaks' Detail Magnifiers - the version with upgraded parts - belong in
that last category. HFs open up but get smoother at the same time. The
sound stage expands. There's an easily noticeable all around improvement,
even on a very good audio system.
"Besides the good sound, Earl has been
a pleasure to deal with. I like his whole approach: personal service and
high sonic quality without fanciness or fancy prices. What a wonderful,
"I owned the Walker Links for years, a
"tweak" that when I tried it I wasn't sold until I removed them...they
went directly back onto the speakers. When I received the Econotweaks'
Detail Magnifiers, I did the same thing. I removed the Walker's and
put the Detail Magnifiers on the speaker lugs. I heard a difference
that was immediately identifiable. The idea, a horridly overused
phrase, "a veil was lifted" came to mind. The exact same feeling I had
with the Walker's when I'd first used them. I took the DMs off and
listened to the speakers "nude" and then put the Walker's back on. I
immediately heard the improvement with the Walker Links.
They both do the job, being good janitors, cleaning the grunge.
Clearing the musical signal sharpens attack, tightens bass, sweetens
the mids and highs, and allows
one to hear music instead of low-level interference.
Removing them, my listening partner and fellow reviewer, John
Richardson and I both agreed the Magnifiers were an improvement over
the Walker's. The Walker's cost about 3 times what the Magnifiers
cost, but the Walker's are prettier! That normally wouldn't bother me
at all, the idea is what the device does for the system's sound, not
whether it's pretty or not. That said, the look of the Magnifiers is
not a professional looking piece, and that's how it's sold and the cost
only supports the idea that the job it does, not its looks, are
That said, I think many people who see them think they are too DIY
looking, which as I stated earlier, is exactly the point. Enclosed in
a wood box would they cost more...of course. Would a wood box harm the
efficacy of the product? I don't know.
Regardless as to whether they look pro, like the Walker's, or DIY
like the Magnifiers, the product is definitely something that everyone
should try. The negatives I've heard, a tiny bit less bass and
reduced dynamics is NOT what I hear in my system...and anyway, those
are beefs everyone has when one achieves more clarity in the bass and lower mids region.
Is a box worth 3 times the price when the "ugly but beautiful"
performs better? I think the answer is easily reached by noting where
the Magnifiers are placed...IN THE BACK OF THE SPEAKER...so why care? "
I have enjoyed the wonderful improvements to my music playback system
which EconoTweak's Detail Magnifier and AC filter has made for over a
month now: quieter background, increased resolution and dynamics, very
much smoother treble. I now enjoy my listening sessions much more. It
amazes me that I used to get fatigued listening to my high performance
equipment- guess it reproduced AC/HF noise along with the music. So
filtering plays an important role which ET's products perform very well
indeed! Amazing that us audiophiles (aka music lovers) can have these
so affordably thanks to EconoTweaks. Lucky for me because I almost
purchased similar products elsewhere for $1K+ instead of $100+, and
believe me, the economics helps enormously as well!!
The Detail Magnifier, Earl makes is an unreal product, I was completely amazed
when I received. I have tried a lot of different items in my search and this is
up their, in the past spent a lot on line purifiers $900 plus and sound was OK
could slightly tell a difference, got these and was skeptical as usual, took
one used on one Bel Canto Ref mono and left other channel alone, sound was
immediate. I was excited and went and got wife, not so excited, in 20 seconds
she said the right speaker is clearer and is that what the imaging stuff is,
then said how much $$ did this cost, told her and she said wow for those little
copper things did this for that much, why didn't you buy them earlier. Thank
you, very much Earl it was a pleasure and as you know purchased for all four
amps and enjoying.
In the time that's gone by since installation, I think I've taken the measure of these two "tweaks" (collectively, not singly) and, from my perspective, certainly one of them is very aptly named. In nutshell, what I'm hearing is an overall improvement in detail, definition, gradations, and overall intelligibility. I felt my system was at a pretty high level of refinement before buying your goodies so I'm pleased with the effects they have wrought. I didn't expect wholesale ".oh my gawd." reinvention of the sound because that would have implied I was way off the mark to begin with. The changes I did get were real, audible and in line with what I had hoped for. And most importantly, the investment required was realistic and worthwhile. I could never bring myself to spend thousands of $$$ on esoteric racks and cones etc. even if I hit the lotto. I tried your products because they were down to earth in concept, execution and sensibility.
So as I said we're new. Please submit your review so we can post it here too. Just send them to us at "ET "at sign"Econotweaks"dot"com" - We will respond and verify your permission to use your review. This is for DIY users or purchasers of our products.