obscures true musical information. That's how MusiCoat allows solid state devices to reveal more true musical information, with more transparency, more musical naturalness.
MusiCoat allows all solid state devices to sound much more like real music, more like tubes. Solid state devices treated with MusiCoat become what we call Tubistor devices. Note that vacuum tubes surround their conductors with a vacuum, the only perfect dielectric; that's why they sound so musically natural and transparent, without the artificial colorations typical of solid state devices. MusiCoat, by improving the behavior of the poor dielectrics encasing solid state devices, helps solid state devices have the naturalness and transparency of tubes.
Solid state devices typically sound too bright and brittle, yet they paradoxically reveal less of music's true, natural, subtle inner detail. Their fault is not so much in their transfer function or TIM; rather, their fault is in the dielectric of their casing, which is far inferior to the perfect vacuum dielectric surrounding the conductors in tubes. A coating with MusiCoat virtually eliminates the problems caused by the inferior dielectric casings of solid state devices, and thereby allows them to sound much more like real music, more like tubes. Likewise, MusiCoat virtually eliminates the similar problems caused by the inferior dielectric casings of other electrical devices, including resistors, most capacitors, etc. And MusiCoat helps passive conductors (including heat fins and the chassis itself).
MusiCoat can also provide benefits via other scientific mechanisms, which are beyond the scope of this discussion. For example, the electromagnetic field and wave travelling just outside an electrical device (including the chassis and heat fins) can be buffered by MusiCoat when they intercept the surface of this electrical device. For a second example, the molecular and atomic resonances within an electrical device can be damped and/or offset by treatment with MusiCoat.
How to Use MusiCoat
All solid state devices in all audio products should be treated with MusiCoat. This includes all transistors, FETs, IC chips, LSI chips, DAC chips, diodes, rectifiers, regulators, etc. Tube circuits benefit from having all their ancillary solid state devices (rectifiers, regulators, current sources) treated with MusiCoat; this allows the virtues of the tube circuit to become even more naturally musical, more truly tubelike in the best senses. Even purely digital chips in purely digital circuits should be treated with MusiCoat (reducing digital problems here, e.g. jitter noise, improves the sound later when the digital signal is converted to analog). MusiCoat may also help all devices in video circuits.
All passive electrical devices with hard casings (resistors, capacitors with rectangular or dipped casings) should also be treated, since their dielectrics cause the same problems as the dielectrics in solid state devices do. This of course includes all passive devices in tube circuits. And passive conductors (heat fins and sinks, and chassis insides) should be treated.
The important secret in using MusiCoat is for you to swab on the thinnest possible coating you can. The thinner the coating of MusiCoat you apply, the better it sounds!
How do you achieve a very thin coating of MusiCoat? We have engineered a delivery system to make it easy. The included special rayon swab works better than any other applicator at getting just damp, not sopping wet, so you can apply a very thin coating (it also retains this dampness longer, allowing you to coat more devices before going back to the MusiCoat vial).
So here's what you do. First, prepare the audio component you want to treat with this vial of MusiCoat. We suggest you start with a DAC or a preamp (after you hear what MusiCoat does for this one audio component, you'll want to upgrade each and every audio component in your system with its own vial of MusiCoat). Unplug the audio component's power cord, then remove its top cover (and perhaps bottom cover, if some devices are located on the underside). You don't need to disassemble or unsolder anything inside the audio component, so the manufacturer's warranty should be unaffected. Set the audio component on a table, with a bright lamp illuminating the inside.
Shake the vial of MusiCoat, and unscrew the cap. Insert a swab (several swabs included) into the mouth of the vial so just half the rayon tip penetrates into the fluid; don't dip the whole rayon part into the fluid (see diagram). It's OK to carefully tilt the vial if necessary. When the tip of the swab touches the fluid, you'll notice that some fluid wicks up into the rest of the rayon part, and a new swab will change color from white to light tan.
Lift the swab out of the vial and look at the tip of the rayon swab. If it looks very shiny or glistening with wetness, it is too sopping wet (if it is too wet, you'll deposit too thick a coating of MusiCoat for best sound, and you'll also waste some of this precious MusiCoat fluid). To get rid of any excess wetness at the tip of the swab, simply press the tip of the swab against the inside neck of the vial, above the fluid level; this will squeeze out any excess wetness, and the excess precious fluid will drain down into the vial where it will be saved for later use. You can also rotate the swab while pressing its tip against the vial neck, in order to squeeze out excess fluid from all sides of the tip.
Now the swab is ready for use. You might want to screw the cap back on the vial, to prevent evaporation while you do your first swabbings (later, as you become faster in swabbing devices, you can leave the vial open, to make it easier when you return to re-dampen the swab).
Practice your first swabbings on a device with a large flat surface, ideally a black IC chip (this
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