A Dirty WorldIn an ideal world the perfect electrical connection would exist when the two parts of an audio or video connector ct as one. The junction between the two contact surfaces would then present no barrier to electron flow and signal integrity. The result- a perfectly reliable transfer of music and film.
Back to reality, where all electrical connections are inherently imperfect. Being machined apart and never fitting exactly, contaminates develop and cause oxidization. Worse, connectors are often machined and the silicon oil used in the manufacturing process is left to dry on. Then tored in a box for maybe months before reaching you, it is easy to imagine the results, and that's with new equipment!
The SolutionKontak is an advanced cleaning solution (CFC-free) originally developed for military applications. Kontak completely removes all traces of contaminates on any connecting urface. And the new formula comes in a single bottle, making application simple.
Whats NewTalk to specialist retailers and up until now they have not recommended cleaners. The reason residues left by the fluid itself, encouraging oxidization and corrosion to form rapidly and eliminating any positive benefit the cleaner may have had. Kontak leaves no residue on the surface of the connector.
The ResultOnce Kontak has been used the contact resistance between connectors drops to virtually zero, enhancing signal flow. The subjective benefits gained from cleaning a system with Kontak are: improved bass response, enhanced low level detail and transparency, and a greater sense of dynamic range. The more connections cleaned with Kontak throughout an audio / video system, the greater the result.
Hi-Fi Review, Ian Rankin"The difference, believe me, was palpable. The easiest way of describing the sound, fatuous though it might seem, is to say it was cleaner." "The soundstage seemed a little wider and a little deeper, and everything had pulled into sharper focus, string instruments have more bite, the piano notes becoming tighter, losing any slurring or smearing of definition."
Ratings & Reviews
After reading some enthusiastic evaluations of Kontak online, I decided to risk the $40 on a bottle and give it a whirl on my system, attracted by the fact that it leaves no residue. I have found that it is also quite easy to use, and dries quickly after use. I generally treat the cleaned contacts with Furutech's Nano liquid, which makes it impossible to attribute the audible improvements to one product or the other--they share the credit. The combination of the two is terrific, and the benefits thus far do not seem prone to gradual dissipation.