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Van Den Hul The Solution - contact cleaning fluid

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Van Den Hul The Solution


Why care for your audio contacts?

The electrical audio contacts made by the interconnects in your installation represent an often overlooked vulnerable part in the audio signal path and much harm can be done to the audio signal transferred at these points.
Through frequent plugging and unplugging your contacts will start to wear. Also, the connector contacts will unavoidably start to pick up pollution and even might corrode somewhat.
With polluted connectors there will be no perfect metal to metal contact; On microscale there will be some semiconductive layer in between, building a barrier for the weakest audio signals where terms as resolution, ambience and definition reside.
Also through this messy non-linear contact barrier the audio signal current will start to intermodulate with the noisy ground leakage currents flowing through the shield contacts and shields of your interconnects (to minimize those, please refer to our POLARITY CHECKER).
This again will mask low level audio information.
Burn in effects and directionality found with some audio cables also partly can be pointed towards polluted contacts.

The SOLUTION:

The metal-metal contact between e.g. the binding post and the cable connector must be kept clean and durable without any interference from the outside world.
We therefore supply The SOLUTION, an ageing free contact fluid specially intended for audio applications.

The SOLUTION performs three simple but useful functions:

* Contact cleaning.
* Stabilising contacts against chemical attack from atmospheric pollutants.
* Contact lubrication, reducing subtraction and insertion wear on the connector’s precious metals.

The SOLUTION is standardly applied to all our interconnects before packing. With our RCA type connectors the fluid slips in the gap of the centre pin and spreads around after connecting in the female chassis plug. So the first treatment is already there.
From experience we know that the result is time stable and helps improve the sound.


Sales Unit:

The SOLUTION is supplied in small bottle with an application brush incorporated in its screw lid.
Content: 25 cc., an amount that will serve you for many years.


Some application and contact cleaning tips:

* Before applying The SOLUTION on old, often used connectors, it is advisable to pre-clean their contact surfaces by rubbing them thoroughly with a piece of rough paper (never use sandpaper!) wetted with some pure alcohol (also useful to clean the heads of your cassette recorder); When looking at the piece of paper used for cleaning you can see the dirt that has come off!
* No copious amounts are needed. Simply wiping the lightly wetted brush along the contact surfaces to be treated suffices.
* The SOLUTION does not age and provides a long time protection to your audio contacts; When frequently plugging / swapping interconnects one however might consider to re-apply The SOLUTION every once in a while.

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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