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Tweaks You Cannot Live Without

Discussion in 'audio' started by ryder, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    A wet vacuum record cleaning machine is my essential tweak.
     
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  2. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    Linear Power Supplies
    +
    Cardas cable
    +
    @DimitryZ
     
  3. Chops54

    Chops54 pfm Member

    I have three ball bearings in stainless steel cups under my turntable support.
     
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  4. DeRoubaix

    DeRoubaix Member

    Blu tak for cable dressing on the wall.
     
  5. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    Magic eraser sponge
     
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  6. The Bish

    The Bish pfm Member

    Small scotch. Or a large one.
     
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  7. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    Handcuffs and lubricant
     
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  8. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    A tape measure.
     
  9. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Me too, though in my case it's a Loricraft.
     
  10. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Agreed on the Gaia footers! They work great under my Ovator 400s.

    I think “cable dressing” can be a worthwhile tweak, if only to make one’s system interconnects and power cables look more presentable. None of mine touch, and they are all off the ground. Feel the same way about speaker cables, but really don’t like floor lifters. As an alternative, I hang my speaker cable from removable 3M wall hooks using thin rubber bands. Overall, my setup looks more tidy, and the floor is much easier to dust or vacuum!
     
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  11. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    I wouldn't have thought of cable dressing or a record cleaning machine as tweaks but more or less 'good housekeeping '
     
  12. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    I kind of got a variant of this situation about eight months ago, a variant I didn’t want under any circumstance, yet had no choice in the matter. It cost me about 25 times what my system costs new. But yeah, I guess I can listen to any damn thing I want to, and rubbish up my living room with all my kit and cables and whatever else. And I miss her…..
     
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  13. Darren

    Darren All Business

    That's sad bruh. What went wrong?
     
  14. Darren

    Darren All Business

    We are talking tweaks here Z. Not bedroom. essentials
     
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  15. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Proverbial fork in the road type of thing. No real “wrong” thing. But sad. Period. Life goes on….
     
  16. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    Clean the connectors (or just pull them out or turn them) and use a record cleaner.
     
  17. rag987

    rag987 pfm Member

    Contacts have been mentioned a few times in this thread - has anyone heard a difference? What are you hearing? I have a bottle of Deoxit gathering dust and might be tempted to pull it out and apply some.
     
  18. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    It's like a minor upgrade at times
     
  19. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    My system is never together long enough for the contacts to tarnish....I am the proverbial tweaker :rolleyes:
     
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  20. herb

    herb music live

    Use of Kontak on connections focusses the sound and improves dynamics, even on brand new equipment.

    I tried Deoxit D5 on a connection last month and it blurred the sound having left a green deposit. I had to clean that off with Kontak and normality was restored.

    Kontak Audio Contact Cleaning Fluid: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
     
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