VMAX Services' Richard Kohlruss followed-up with some information on Tangent Audio. Here's how the CD-100 looks on the inside.
You see those little bits highlighted in red? Any hardware that can become loose during transit has been dabbed with Loctite Red.
If you're like me, you don't know what Loctite Red is. If you're like me, you would have spent your college summers at a chemical plant in Port Newark, NJ, painting curbs and handrails Emergency Yellow to keep your coworkers from crashing their forklifts and from plummeting down the slippery stairs. If you're like me, then, you might guess that Loctite Red is just another bright color meant to catch your eye and/or alert you of something important. If you're like me, you'd be wrong.
Last time: If you're like me, you'd Google it. And you'd find out that Loctite Red is actually a substance used to prevent threads, screws, nuts, bolts and other things like that from slipping out of place. It protects against vibration loosening.
Richard added: "This is a time-consuming application which is nice to see on a product at this price level. The fact is you often do not see it this thoroughly done on pricier products."
If you're like me, five minutes after you thought you'd finished writing this entry, you'd get hit upside the head with the Hello Stick and realize that "Loctite" is actually a misspelling of "Lock Tight," and, had you been a little brighter, you could have saved yourself and everyone else a bunch of words, fool. But where's the fun in that?