New Tweak --- Its Fantastic


THE NEW TWEAK

Over the good part of this past year I’ve been beta testing a new tweak, the name of which is "Total Contact." Its a hi-bred graphene contact enhancer that is different from all other contact enhancers that have come and gone for one reason or another. I’m not new to these contact enhancers, having had quite a bit of experience with a product developed by the late Brian Kyle and his "Quick Silver" contact enhancer. The "Total Contact" is different ... a LOT different.

"Total Contact" is graphene based and is not a vibration control. It eliminates micro-arching between two contacts. Micro-arching, much like Micro-vibration smears the sound in our stereo systems. Its the type of distortion that we don’t know is there .... until we eliminate it. There is no break-in as we know it. The sound is improved right off the bat, but what you hear is only a smidgen of what’s to come.

I tested three generations of "TC," each of which was an improvement over the previous incarnation. The final mix was cryogenitically treated and made for a more effective, much smoother application. It comes in a large hypodermic needle type plunger containing 1.5 ml of product and includes a instructional DVD and an application brush.

The application should be applied with a very thin coat to all of your electrical connections .... from your cartridge pins to your power cords. I did my entire system, including the ends of my fuses.

Upon initial application, you will notice an improvement in clarity, correctness of tonal balance and a more overall organic sound. But ... that is just scratching the surface of what this magic paste does. As it cures, the improvements become more apparent. Much more!

There are two real break-through events that happen almost to the day with "Total Contact," one at four weeks and another at eight weeks . At four weeks, you’ll get a real jump in clarity and overall improvement. That’s only a taste though of what’s to come at eight weeks. At eight weeks your system’s focus will make a jump in SQ that is so real - its surreal.

After 40 years in the hobby, and a total tweak nut, I have never heard anything that does what this graphene paste does. The see-through clarity at eight weeks becomes simply amazing. The "paste" eventually cures into a kind of polymer plastic and it seems that the sound improves with each listening session. So, its important that you leave your contacts alone for the duration. If you’re the type of person that continually switches wires in and out, you’ll have to re paste until enough time has elapsed to get "the cure."

The only problem I had was with the first batch and that had to do with shorting out a tube pin in the line stage. Use the "TC" very sparingly on tube pins, if at all. I only had problems with the line stage tube pins. The Amp, CD Player and Phono Stage has had no tube pin problems at all.

Tim Mrock, one of our fellow A’goners, is the developer of the product. Its taken Tim 15 years and several patents to get it right. Tim has "pasted" every electrical contact he can find in his audio system, all of the switches in his circuit breaker box, every contact in his car ... and has used it in commercial applications such as hospital circuit breakers, surgical lights ... and other places where efficiency and long life of electrical components are deemed important.

This product is highly recommended to anyone who truly wants to get the most out of his/her audio systems. There’s enough product in each tube to do at least two audio systems as it just takes a very thin coat on each application to be effective. The last tube was enough to do my system twice and then a friend’s system this past weekend.


Frank

PS: There were a couple of other A’goner beta testers of this product as well. Hopefully, they will chime in here with their experiences for comparison. I "pasted" both of Steve Fleschler’s systems a few days ago, perhaps he will comment on his results too. We forgot to paste Steve’s power cords though, so there’s a lot more to be had from Steve’s two fantastic systems.

Frank
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Yesterday my SACD player disc tray got stuck and stayed stuck. I finally watched some YouTube repair videos and it is either a worn belt or a worn drive gear. Hopefully fixable at the one repair shop still in my town.

Got out the backup CD player not used in years. Upgraded it with an application of Total Contact to snap together pin connectors, capacitors, transistors, power cable input, interconnect output connectors, and grounding wires to the chassis. About 75 parts total. Fuses are the old soldered in type so not replaceable with Synergistic Research (SR)  Blue fuses. So instead put  SR ECT's (Electronic Circuit Transducers) on top of each of the 6 fuses. Also added ECT's at the power inlet and to the audio output connectors. A total of 10 ECT's.


Have been running the unit on continuous play since installing into the system. After 10 hours it is already sounding very nice. No digititis!.

The sound is relaxed, no noticeable grain, with a nice soundstage. The sound should get better over the next 14 days.

In my opinion, the combination of Total Contact and the Synergistic Research ECT's is a major upgrade to components such as a CD player.


I will welcome the New Year with wonderful music.


David Pritchard

Since I applied Total Contact, huge static noise on left channel of power amp…
oregonpapa OP2,776 posts@oregon 01-11-2019 2:18p^^^ Tube or SS?


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Called Tim.
Suggested to clean signal tubes pin and reapply to tips only. No avail. I finally used other tubes without TC and crackling's gone.

On headphone amp (Lightning Glass), same : crackling and right channel went mute. Cleaned pins and sound is back and clean again. 
Any advice ?