Auric Iluminator CDP Compatiblility


I was a little skeptical, at first, about putting this cream on my cds. How long will it last? What about buildup if I have to reapply? Just the fact that I'd have to reapply, is a drag. Anyway, I buy it and do my cds. There is a definite, positive, audible difference. Now heres the catch. I buy my new Audio Aero Prima CDP, and Tony, the guy I bought it from, tells me (after finding out that I coated my cds with this stuff) to wash all my cds, pronto. My player doesn't require it, and it will have a deleterious affect on my music. He is dead on. I've washed a hellava lot of cds this past week. I'll keep doing the black ring thing, but no more wax. I don't understand the reason, but my music, with the Prima, sounds better without the gel. Anybody have this experience? If you've upgraded your CDP, like I have, wash as couple of cds with a little Joy liquid soap. A drop or two will do it with cold water. You may be in for a real sonic treat, and then a lot of (easy as pie, though) CD washing.
warrenh
I have the Capitole 2 and do agree that the Auric gel doesn't do anything to improve the sonics of the Capitole. I have not gone as far as to wash all my CDs that I coated. I don't neccesarily hear a loss when I apply the Auric, but I don't hear the big time improvment I used to hear when I used it with my old Wadia player. I'm glad, that stuff is a pain to use anyway.
wash a couple and you'll DEFINITELY hear the difference.
Auric works best if the discs are damaged and / or your player is bright sounding. If you don't have either of those problems, i wouldn't recommend using it. I have only used it on discs that were damaged or sound HORRIBLY bright / glaring sounding.

Personally, i'd love to hear some "techno-geek's" explanation as to how a creme can effect the sound of a laser retrieving data from a disc. I know that it does, as i've used the treatment, can hear the difference and have documented the increase in readability of damaged discs. Sean
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PS... For those of you that think I am a techno-geek, think again : )