Stephen Tate posted:
Do you know what guys, oh the irony!!
Over the easter holiday I have decided to re-strip my NAC A5 cables and solder on some new Naim plugs both ends on both cables. After that I re-tapped the loudspeaker sockets on my Credos with a decent Metcal solder iron and some 60/40 tin/lead alloy. Well, one could of knocked me over with a feather, the speakers have sprung back to life!!!! The Credos I have always known and loved are now back singing better than ever!!!
The system was sounding off for weeks and I just put it down to the age of the crossovers because no matter what tweaking I did, nothing changed. It has now turned out that I could not have been more wrong.
I can't believe it!!!!
I had a similar experience a year ago. My NAC A5 had been solder terminated by a dealer many years ago. I started to get an intermittent connection and replaced the plugs myself. I don't know how the cables had worked for so long, the soldering was a gruesome bodge job. Needless to say, things improved immensely. I am a firm believer that speaker cables need to be removed and inserted occasionally. Once the mating surfaces are no longer bright and shiny then your precious signal is fighting through oxidation