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rhythmsandy 15th August 2012 07:35 PM

capacitor burn in times? does it needs signal?
is it really necessary to send the signal through the caps or just turning on the amp for like 5 days should do the break in ?

john curl 15th August 2012 07:43 PM

Unfortunately it needs an AC signal.

bcmbob 16th August 2012 11:27 AM

This is an excellent product that can reduce burn-in by a factor of 10.



godfrey 16th August 2012 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by bcmbob (

Fascinating! The Hi-Fi News review of it also mentions in passing that it's a good idea to demagnetize MC phono cartridges. What won't they think of next? :D

bcmbob 16th August 2012 12:28 PM

Even though I sound like a salesman, I have no personal interest/connection with IsoTek. In fact I was extremely skeptical when it was recommended to me. Here are some more comments. Make your own judgments.

IsoTek System CD Enhancer

Osvaldo de Banfield 16th August 2012 01:20 PM

Rejuvenation what??? Can a simple CD make the cathodes of tube newer??? Or reform an electrolytic cap??? Foolishness only....

bcmbob 16th August 2012 01:49 PM

I hear you. I really did not want to start a big discussion. Just passing on some info.

At my introduction to the IsoTek process, I actually called it snake oil ;)

There are many comment between that and the following post - which is simply a report of my personal experience - if you are interested.

I'll stop here and move on to other areas.

Osvaldo de Banfield 16th August 2012 03:15 PM

Bob: I don't accuse you, you are not responsible (almost I believe) for such a advertisement, but let's to agree that it can call the attention of a novice or a newbie, and believe that a simple CD can rejuvenate the cathode of an exhausted valve or a leaky cap who scattered cap juice in an entire PCB, or self repair a burned trafo:scratch:.

I know that all promo has a % of lie, but this one has too much. And inexperienced people can get into a trap buying such a product.

Best regards.

bcmbob 16th August 2012 03:55 PM

I understand your point and honestly never thought about someone thinking a CD could effect physical damage. Good call.

Keeping with the "Snake Oil" analogy, I would place the Isotek process in the same category as putting an additive in the gas tank of an already fully functioning automobile.

As they say: "Your results/mileage may vary" ;)

es44 16th August 2012 05:00 PM

Frankly, I stopped reading here: "The disc can also demagnetise audio and audio-visual components".
Can people really fall for this? :cannotbe:

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