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Old 15th August 2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default 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 ?
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Old 15th August 2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Unfortunately it needs an AC signal.
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Old 16th August 2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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This is an excellent product that can reduce burn-in by a factor of 10.

NOT SNAKE OIL!

IsoTek - FULL SYSTEM ENHANCER
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Old 16th August 2012, 12:16 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 16th August 2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 16th August 2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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Rejuvenation what??? Can a simple CD make the cathodes of tube newer??? Or reform an electrolytic cap??? Foolishness only....
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Old 16th August 2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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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

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

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I'll stop here and move on to other areas.
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Old 16th August 2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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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.

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.

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Old 16th August 2012, 03:55 PM   #9
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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"
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Old 16th August 2012, 05:00 PM   #10
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Frankly, I stopped reading here: "The disc can also demagnetise audio and audio-visual components".
Can people really fall for this?
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