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Offline comacer

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Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« on: January 03, 2009, 13:07 »
Hi Guys,

I'm currently using this following combination in my bedroom for music.

Marantz CD5003
Luxman L-3 Solid State Stereo Amplifier
Acoustic Research AR18J

I heard that the AR18Js were the top end for bookshelves in the 80s, haha.
Currently using 60cm run of Belden RCA from LHS terminated with right-angle switchcraft on one end and straight Canara plugs on the other for IC
& 2m run of Belden 1307A terminated with el cheapo spades for Speaker cables.
Going to order some cables for my HT from Sonic Sound Audio, www.hificables.com.sg
and wonder if I should order any for my Stereo set-up that will give improved sound.
Budget is $60 per metre for RCA & $20 per metre for speaker cable?
Only need 60cm long RCA cable & 1.5m run of speaker cable

Also, the contacts of the speaker terminals and RCA inputs on the amp are oxidised due to old age and non-mainteneance.
What should I do to clean them up?
I've heard of CAIG (or is it CRAIG) deoxidising solution.
Where can I buy them from?
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 13:10 by comacer »

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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 12:11 »
Use Mr brasso or anything similar...works great. :)

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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 16:20 »
You can also try WD-40.

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« Last Edit: January 11, 2009, 18:30 by petetherock »
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/04/my-setup-42019.html

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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 20:38 »
Learn something new today. Thanks for the links 8)

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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 14:10 »
If the contacts of the speaker terminals and RCA inputs on the amp are oxidised due to old age and non-mainteneance I'm afraid you wouldn't get very good results simply by applying these expensive sprays and solutions, especially in hard to reach areas like the hot ends of RCA inputs. Sometimes the result of corrosion and oxidation are permanent and irreversible.

If you have access to a skilled technician, getting these terminals and RCA inputs replaced will yield much better results at probably the same ballpark cost.




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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 23:32 »
Thank you very very much for all your advice.
I have learnt many new things from XtremePlace.

I have no access to a technician, and my amplifier was made in the 80s with the RCA jacks at the bottom of the chassis..
So I guess using those expensive solutions is my best bet.

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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 07:17 »
or you can try this, its works for me, my stuffs are all vintage..save some trouble from replacing the rca inputs and you can use it for many items without breaking the bank :)...there is a local agent who sells it, i ve lost the number :(...maybe some of the guys can help you find it...last i heard, the shop had move to bukit timah area...

http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RAM&Category_Code=contact

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Re: Need advice for deoxidising Vintage equipment & cables
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 20:05 »
I think XAudio also sells Deoxit http://www.deoxit.com/
http://www.echoloft.com/hifi-forum/index.php?topic=3773.0


I called up X Audio today, Deoxit is out of stock and they have no planned date for the next shipment :(

I believe the Xtreme AV quicksilver is sold by Audio Trio, they're at Beauty World now. Will call them up.