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.

Hey folks, I was msging a guy to see if he was going to go ahead with the Total Contact on his system. He said he was worried about getting the stuff in his expensive XLR intercons pin sockets... actually... how to later get it out. Any thoughts on this?
Well my curiosity got the best of me and I ordered up a tube of TC.  It arrived yesterday, so last night I pasted all cable connections on my components, cartridge pins on my TT, spades on my speaker cables and the male ends of all power cords.  I did not do the fuses or any internal parts of the components as this requires a lot more effort than I was up to last night, and just wanted to hear what difference it would make only doing the low hanging fruit of the system.  
After powering the system back up and letting things warm up for a few minutes I played a few LPs.  I immediately heard an improvement in clarity (especially the midrange and bass), a wider and deeper soundstage, and greater overall musicality.  After 30 minutes or so it started to sound even better.  I'm really impressed by how much improvement it made.
This morning I spent about an hour listening to my music server to compare improvements in the digital side of my system.  Similar to the analog side, I noticed dramatic improvement.  I haven't yet played any CDs but I will probably test this later today.  
I want to make sure everyone knows that I spent my own money to purchase and test this product.  I have not tried any other contact enhancement products in the past so I cannot compare TC to anything else on the market.  All I can say is that TC works great.  
I have a LOT of remaining product so I will continue to paste other connections bye and bye.  
Hi  snackeyp
You might be going about it the wrong way.  You need to have a strategy.  If later you decide to do inside your components you would need to redo the power cords and interconnects again.  The reason for that is that the TC need time to cure (about a month or so) and the contacts should not be broken during that time.  You need to let everything sit still.  The best way is to start with your power outlets then inside the component then ICs and power cords, finally you can do your fuse box with the help of an electrician.  The main thing is not to break the contact for a while or you will have to start over again.  Hope that helps.