High end audio with vacuum tubes
For extensive/high end audio system unused for 6+ months. Incorporates over 60 vacuum tubes (amps/pre amp), XLR interconnects, RCA phono plugs, "bare" copper wire, and brass banana plugs/connectors etc!!!
What product(s) do you suggest for cleaning up all "connection/contacts" ?
There must be lots of oxidation etc. that significantly degrades system's sound.
I would recommend the following procedure.
Turn off and unplug the system.
Apply DeoxIT®, liquid (D100L) or spray (D5S or DN5), to all contact surfaces. If using a spray, apply sparingly and avoid spraying unwanted areas.
Since the oxidation maybe severe, let the DeoxIT® stay on for 24 hours. The wipe each connection if possible with a lint-free cloth or swab. If areas are inaccessible, spray carefully, and flush contaminants off the connection with the DeoxIT® spray or DeoxIT® Contact WASH (DCC-V510).
After the surfaces are clean (when you wipe with a clean cloth, no oxidation shows), you may have to apply twice, you should follow up with a treatment of DeoxIT® GOLD. On surface that do not get very hot, the standard DeoxIT® GOLD (G100L) would be recommended. Since vacuum tubes run hot, we would recommend the DeoxIT® GOLD GX100L or Gx2 product.
You can also use them on all the other connections.
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