IsoTek Full System Enhancer CD
This new burn-in and enhancement disc was brought to our attention by our friends at Esoteric, who found this disc to greatly speed up the break-in time of their award-winning loudspeakers. After trying this disc for ourselves, we found it could also recondition any system we played it in. The IsoTek Full System Enhancer not only burns-in and demagnetizes, it rejuvenates your audio system allowing it to function at its optimum level.
What your equipment needs is a good aerobic workout with some nice taut stretches and bends! In electronic terms, the required signal features a lot of high-speed activity coupled with some high-amplitude excursions. All of the signals in the new Iso-Tek disc have been produced according to strict mathematical criteria so as to place the greatest stress on the important parts of a system, without endangering any part of it. All you need to do is play the IsoTek Full System Enhancer at normal listening levels (volume control set at your normal listening position). Raising the volume level higher will not improve the disc’s performance or make it work any faster.
This disc transforms the performance of any system; a haze will be lifted and you’ll hear deeper into every recording. This disc is also an excellent choice for anyone with a new component that needs to be broken in, as it can save over 50% of the break-in time.
"Burn-in and conditioning CDs for Hi-Fi systems are not exactly news. But Iso-Tek have taken note of all the various offerings and evolved perhaps the most sensible and complete version available. Simple, sensible and supremely cost effective, what more could you require?"
– Roy Gregory, Editor Hi-Fi+
The Full System Enhancer Track features three tracks:
#1 is 30 minutes and #2 is 30 minutes - both are quite similar, with the second being optimized for systems with large loudspeakers and/or subwoofers. In general, use #1 for most stand-mounted speakers and #2 for floor-standing models, except perhaps the slimmest. Feel free to leave the entire disc on repeat and let it play over and over.
Tracks 1 & 2
The differences are not that profound, but the benefits of #2, in the right situations can be quite audible. The last few minutes of each track are intended specifically for system demagnetization and it is advised that full playback of each track should be performed.
This track has been specifically developed as a quick "tune-up" for your Hi-Fi, consisting of a little of the "hi-fi aerobics" from the start or Track #1 and Track #2 followed by a slightly less comprehensive demagnetization regime which, will be quite adequate to redress any ill effects accruing over a day or two’s use or disuse.