New Tweak --- Its Fantastic


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.


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.

If a system makes all music sound in room it means the lower level reverb and highs have been removed or obscured, in addition to the distortion. An uncolored system will reproduce both low level and high level reverb. I don't have a problem with people liking this sound, but it's a coloration. You're welcome to like what you like. The coloration just makes these products unwise to use in mixing & mastering. It's sad that many professional reviewers can't understand & explain the difference.

I was a bit skeptical about the Perfect Path Tech (PPT) when I first heard about it last year. However upon paying a visit to Mike Girardi house to listen to his system I am now a firm believer in the PPT revolution. Mikes system was off the chain, if you read his review on StereoTimes, he is spot on with his observations and feedback. To be certain I could mimic and vouch for everything he wrote. The system sounded real, with zero compression and very holographic throughout. I was amazed how the keyboards from Keith Jarrett played on the album Tokyo 96, it was just like being there. His room was decked out with PPT mats, etc, and Synergistic Research throughout.  But back to the music. As he played song after song, I realized I am now a fan of the PPT revolution. His system is the real deal. I will start slow with my system and work from there. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. As I read through this forum, I notice a bunch of skepticism and doubt. To this I say your loss.  All you naysayers have no idea of what you're talking about. What Mike has written about in his review is spot on. 
One last point, I don't know how my name got dragged into this forum conversation, very seldom in fact it's been years since I have posted anything on this site, simply because of the untruths and BS. However I am a realist and pride myself on integrity to the fullest. I must say that when I hear something that's worth talking about, I don't keep my mouth shut. I was very impressed with what I heard so take it for what it's worth. The PPT or Total Contact will be used in my system. No doubt about it. 
Once I get a taste in my system, I will report back in a few my observations. Happy Listening. 
The results from the circuit box TC pasting two weeks ago continue to improve the SQ. These PPT products are all about lowering noise and letting the music flow. The system is to the point now that it’s getting scary. *lol*

This was dug out of the CD vault last night. It’s a wonderful recording with super realism. Demo quality, really.

Robert Bonfiglio is a world premier Chromonica and harmonica player. This CD is a live event recorded at the Grand Canyon and is the music of the great jazz guitarist Django Reinhart. Lots of great jazz and blues. Highly recommended.

Here’s a steal on eBay: