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Posted on March 10, 2017 at 09:06:44
Dave Garretson
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with Cardas unplated solid copper binding posts. Try cleaning the posts with copper tarnish remover instead of the typical audiophile contact cleaners like DeOxit. I've lately switched to using hardware store tarnish removers on bare copper binding posts and silver spades. The restoration of finish and improvement in SQ is dramatic.

 

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Thank you for the advice Dave, nt, posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:20:37
Charlie8521
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nt

 

RE: For owners of Merlin speakers..., posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:20:42
The Dill
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I have found that Flitz works very well.

 

Has Flitz been double-blind tested..., posted on March 10, 2017 at 13:07:19
Mr. Dick Hertz
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...and audiophile approved for use in audio applications?






"That was some weird shit".- George Bush

 

RE: Has Flitz been double-blind tested..., posted on March 10, 2017 at 14:44:25
The Dill
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Well, if audiophiles approved Flitz using a DBT, I would not recommend it.

 

What's this? Double blind testing?, posted on March 11, 2017 at 07:40:03
Mike K
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I didn't think it was permissible to mention such a thing here at AA.
I thought the golden ear crowd got wildly upset at the very mention
of DBT (rather like democrats when they hear the "T" word).

 

RE: What's this? Double blind testing?, posted on March 11, 2017 at 14:14:06
E-Stat
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I thought the golden ear crowd got wildly upset at the very mention
of DBT


When conducted properly, i.e. testing the controls and eliminating unsupported assumptions from the outset, they work just fine for determining gross differences and user preferences. Which is what Harman (now Samsung) does with its DBT single speaker tests using the "shuffler". Magnepan tests its new designs using blind testing as well. Nothing wrong when done correctly - which is rarely the case.

Most folks here, however, do fall on the floor laughing when reading stuff from Arny Krueger, E. Brad Meyer, etc. It's clear they don't know what they don't know. :)

 

RE: What's this? Double blind testing?, posted on March 12, 2017 at 12:38:06
Mr. Dick Hertz
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Well Mike, since my post was tongue-in-cheek, the DBT reference was not serious. I'm surprise some seemed to take it so.






"That was some weird shit".- George Bush

 

RE: For owners of Merlin speakers..., posted on March 18, 2017 at 09:20:36
Audiopile1
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Carburetor cleaner and brake cleaner work great 👍 lets you tweeters breath better and your woofers stop on a dime.

 

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