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.

The rca covers , would you think they do anything if you can actually disengage unused inputs via firmware settings ?
My system is definitely lower noise and more musical. Need to paste more bits but not had the time yet. I think I could experiment with mat and card placement and orientation to get a bit better too.

I have 1 alpha card in my chord mojo dac. It doesn't quite fit in the case snuggly but I can close it. There is a very noticeable improvement in SQ on the headphones with it. Just streaming you tube at work into senheiser 700s. I wonder what I can paste in the mojo or headphones ?
I also have a Chord Mojo headphone portable DAC. It is a little tricky to open up and close but I did it. I pasted the big opamp and the capacitors with Total Contact and it does make a difference. I put an Alpha Card on the I- Phone 6 which I have attached to the Mojo.
David Pritchard
Don't forget to paste the inside of the wall plate covers where you plug your system in to. 

System is sounding very nice this weekend. Decided I better get pasting. I have a 6 gang clearer audio copperline mains gang. Opened it up, its star wired did all the connections plus the plug and fuse on the end and 2 power cords. That took me 2 albums to finish. Still a good bit to do with the total contact, i will get on to the sockets at some point , will pull the old stentor iii out at the same time and do some stuff inside

I want to know if I can paint HDMI and patch cables ? If so how is the best way to go about it ?

Got to see Leyla McCalla in London on Thursday, what a treat that was only 200 seats and we were 3rd row. No keyboards or brass but still managed to get a very good rendition of most of the 
latest album as the guitarist would play the melody. Must see more live music , just booked another up and coming American band on a tour here in November, the Delines from Portland great couple of albums I play them every week at least once each.