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WayneWilmeth Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Boys and girls, I sit about 8 ft. away from my headphone amp when I want to listen to music. And if I want to listen with cans I need an extension cable, my cans only have a 4 ft. cable. So I bought an ext. cable from Amazon, an Audioquest "Golden Gate" 2m ext. cable.
It looked kinda decent, see the pic. It cost $80 plus shipping so not exactly cheap.
And not too expensive, but certainly not the best sounding at all.
Well, it did not last long until it started corroding, making a noisy, then intermittent connection, and finally only one channel could connect. Rubbish. Even the outside metal bit is half black.
Well, I don't use them often but when I want to listen rather loudly and not bother my wife, I want the cans. So I searched and found deoxIT on the Amazon. A LITTLE tube of it (and I mean little, I already used 1/8 of it in one application) costs over $8 plus shipping. Not cheap either, it comes in lots of forms, I just got a tube.
Put it in there yesterday and waited, today when I plugged in it worked great!!!!!
So this stuff does work after all. Worth it? Oh yeah!!!
Hope this helps somebody,
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Moderator Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Thanks Wayne. Us old guys always used Cramolin (one bottle lasts several lifetimes) but I have heard from many that the Deoxit is the hot ticket now. Thanks for the mention - in my experience the first time cleaning of all your system's contacts will make an instant and obvious improvement in the sound of your system. Do it once a year to keep it maintained.
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anthem Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Hey Wayne:
Thanks for bringing Deoxit to our attention. I've known about this product for years, but have never tried it. Now my question is, which Deoxit product do I need....regular Deoxit or Deoxit Gold? My primary focus will be my Decware Tube amp.
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WayneWilmeth Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Bro Anthem,
From what I have read, I needed the D series because I had corrosion so bad it literally would not make a contact. IF you are just looking to clean up and protect your contacts, keep them optimal, the the Gold is for you. I think.
Mine is like good as new now. Good stuff.
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T Cobe Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Wayne and Moderator Dude,

Would there be any benefit to using the D series to clean the contacts followed by the Gold to treat them? From what I've read, they seem to have a slightly different purpose. I'd like to give this a try.

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WayneWilmeth Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Bro T. that would probably be the best if not slightly a bit of overkill. Depends on how tarnished/corroded your connections are. Likely the Gold is enough, but you definitely need the D cleaner if things are as black and not working like mine were.
Try it and tell us!
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