Try TPC (the Perfect Connection) made by XLO, costs about a buck a packet-you should be able to find it at shops that sell XLO products.
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I also use the 99% rubbing alcohol followed by ProGold contact cleanner. A friend uses model railroad track cleanning solution on his copper audio contacts. Don't forget to clean the the power cord contacts. Skip the ones in the electical out let unless you are qualified to play with the AC. Don't use the 99% pure rubbing alcohol on skin, it dries it out. Don't crush red chile pods with your fingers, run your fingers through your hair, and then take a shower. It's REAL PINFULL!
I'm at a loss to understand why your wife would be involved in your choice of contact cleaner. Perhap I'm one of the fortunate ones, but my wife could care a less what I do with my various audio systems. Probably has a lot to do with ignoring her suggestions a long time ago, she tolerates my bizarre behaviour. I suggest you do as you please, the WAF thing can be a major pain in the ass if you let it creep into your decision-making. Jeff
i used geeration 2000 contact cleaner-non-residual- from radio shack--i got a large can for 12 bux-- i went meticulously over every thing on the hifi-contacts--binding posts--plugs--power strip(turned off-of course) ect; well!!! cleaner-clearer and a more solid precise bass!! just like a thin blanket had been removed from the speakers-an exellent improvement-i'm well happy with this
I checked out the ingredients in Contax. Heptane(50%), cylclohexane(10%), propane(20%), ethyl alcohol(10%), isopropyl alcohol(10%). Based on this, you can make a cheap, effective substitute using butane and 99% isopropyl alcohol, in a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio. Cost would be less than $2(for a hell of a lot more than you get from Contax), from your local CVS, RiteAid, etc. Also looked into the other two products. Neither of which contains anything most people would easily be able to purchase. However, a can of one of the tv tuner, contact, etc. cleaners that tv repairmen use would be equivalent. I knew they used to be about $12, for a large can. Not sure how much they go for now, but would be a fraction of the cost of Kontac or ProGold.