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Re: Speaker Wire Connections on Amp and Speakers
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2021, 09:51:07 AM »
Dave,

In addition to Toms question, where can I buy a small quantity of the naphtha or 93% isopropyl? Ive used 70% ethyl alcohol for years for miscellaneous uses around the house/garage and have found its cleaner..meaning it leaves less discernible residue to the touch. Any thoughts on the ethyl alcohol?

Nick
Ethyl alcohol is just fine.  It is an excellent cleaner.

93% isopropyl is available at drug stores like Walgreens or CVS.  Naphtha can be found in the paint departments at big box stores.  They are residueless, too.
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Re: Speaker Wire Connections on Amp and Speakers
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2021, 06:13:28 PM »
Dave will this do the trick?



https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip-1-qt-Varnish-Maker-and-Painter-s-Naphtha-QVM46/100122813#overlay

91% Isopropyl is very easy to get around here but I have yet t find a CVS or other type store that carries 93%. Do you think 91 is close enough?

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Re: Speaker Wire Connections on Amp and Speakers
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2021, 08:45:32 PM »
Dave will this do the trick?



https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip-1-qt-Varnish-Maker-and-Painter-s-Naphtha-QVM46/100122813#overlay

91% Isopropyl is very easy to get around here but I have yet t find a CVS or other type store that carries 93%. Do you think 91 is close enough?
Yep, that 's the stuff.

I think I pulled 93% out of my butt.  I meant 91%  :lol:
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Re: Speaker Wire Connections on Amp and Speakers
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2021, 03:11:08 PM »
I just attempted to resolder the cathode, grid, screen, plate pins of my output tubes. Seems to have made some
sonic differences. YMMV as mine is under "lab" conditons.

But I cannot help but wonder if part of the NEW vs NOS output tube difference, besides harmonic distortion
differences, might be the quality of solder used to connect the socket pins.

Wonder if I should start a new string as I have never heard of this subject being posted before.

cheers

steve
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