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RE: one must break the circuit?

It is a strange phenomenon which has been little commented about. George Cardas once claimed that with any precious metal plated end, the precious metal, silver or gold, being very soft, will gall upon insertion. Eventually the spring tension will compress the little balls of metal and thus the sound changes (another explanation for "break in".)

That is the reason why cardas prefers rhodium plate for his top line ends and cables. It is hard and very smooth and will not gall upon insertion.

You can experiment with this idea by simply twisting the ends without actual removal. In general the sound becomes brighter and more open.


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  • RE: one must break the circuit? - unclestu 18:34:41 08/02/12 (0)


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