[quote user="Andrew Everard"][quote user="pete66"]
mmmm .... its interesting... there is a kind of 'placebo effect' in Hi-Fi
50p in the 'placebo' box, please.
I think the claim for the Airloc plugs is that they keep air out from the connection between cable and plug, thus reducing the chance of corrosion of the bare wire end over time due to environmental pollutants. So, the theory goes, the cable assembly should carry on sounding as good for longer.
Supposedely , but the plug has to be fitted very well for there not to be any gaps, rendering the airlock idea useless. In my experience ( admittedly only once) the fitting has been less than perfect .The half price bananas are fine if you dont mind pairing back your cable by half an inch once a year.