vitcodliveroil.JPGAs everyone knows, cod liver oil tastes awful and smells worse. But it’s good for you. I discovered another way that it’s good for you, and you don’t have to ingest it to reap these benefits. You simply have to apply it to objects in (or out of) your stereo system. I’m 99% sure I borrowed this idea from a suggestion by another fellow Beltist and wise audio prophet, but I can’t recall the name now and neither can I find the original suggestion, sorry.

Many might already have this in their medicine cabinet but otherwise, if you have to buy it, I suggest capsule form. It’s easier to work with. Make a tiny prick with a needle in one of the capsules. Then smear the oil on objects, particularly hot spots on your audio components. Such as the input end of the power cable (as it enters the amp), the phono jacks, the speaker terminals on the back of the speakers, interconnects, equipment feet, equipment lids, and so on. It does have a bit of a smell at first, so another alternative is to not prick the capsule and simply tape the cod liver capsules to the hotspots (such as between the speaker terminals). If you like the effect, you can also apply it directly to speaker cones and/or surrounds, but I would only suggest doing that if you don’t like the speakers and they’re nothing special, or if you can wash it off.

Again, the more you apply, the greater the effect. And this one, can be quite great. It has the effect of smoothing out a harsh midrange, so if you have any of that, it may be able to help. Even if you don’t, it’s worth trying for the simple reason that any effect heard, proves the phenomenon. I find the effect is strong enough that, too much cod liver oil and you can overdo its smoothness and end up with dullish mids. Still, it’s a very nice tool to have in your advanced audio arsenal, and a very nice & easy experiment to try.