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Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
Cap tests have to be done very carefully or wrong results can occur. The caps have to be fully burned in, with the outside foil to ground or output, damped and the leads need to be damped. Not doing all the above will result in misfire. Never list... 
Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player RMAF 2013
Upsampling all PCM to double speed DSD is what Meitner and Playback Design do. With mods this might be killer. I am thinking I might work up serious mods on this baby. 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
The cap on Humble Homemade HiFi site is NOT the new cap from Jupiter. The Flat stacked Beeswax cap has been out for over a year but just now got reviewed. This brand new not yet released Copper foil cap is suppose to be way, way better than the cu... 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
Better than copper cast Dueland? Jupiter Condenser is going to be releasing a new copper foil capacitor in about 2-3 months. Two people have compared prototypes directly to cast copper Duelands (a .1 and .47) and are hearing things they never hear... 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
The audio game is very subjective. Some are always looking for "tone and density".....some want speed and clarity....others are looking for "transparency....ie no sound". The only way to know if something works for you is to try it. And when you t... 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
I bypass everywhere....tube and solid state electronics and speakers. Have since 1980. Now using the smallest (5mm lead spacing) stock film and foil Wimas, modded Metalized Wimas and Vishay Rodersteins as they are the smallest and therefore fastes... 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
I have not listened to Mundorf or Dueland caps but I have always found that any cap larger than .33 needs a very small bypass cap for extended top end and detail. I know someone who just recapped his speaker with all Clarity Cap MRs and he then by... 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
Thank you very much for the detailed comparison of the caps....very helpful. 
Capacitor log Mundorf Silver in Oil
Regismc,You say you compared the JBX caps with Clarity MRs, Sonicap Platinums, CuTF V-Caps. Well, How do they sound compared to them? What does "play well" mean? 
External DAC For Oppo 105 At What Cost?
Mitch,Modwright puts an excellent tube output stage on the DAC.....so yes, the DAC is improved with his mod. I also mod the 105 and also change the clock to the DAC and modify the power supply to the DAC as well as a host of other things. So, a mo... 
The best of the DACs
Check out the Totaldac D1. Not cheap but so far nothing has beat it (from what I have read). Check out the mini review on 6 moons. I have no doubt it would sound way, way better than your Ayre (assuming you have a great computer audio set-up inclu... 
Oppo 95: Burn-in...and Fan
I have a fan here that may be lower noise. I will be trying it very soon. I will let you know if it works and where to get it if it does. As it states on my website you can remove the cover and not only will it sound better but the fan will only c... 
EVS modded Oppo 95
In my experience with several 95s most of the burn in occurs as the unit is just "on". If you have the unit on for 500 hours (20 straight days) the thing is about 80% burned in. Some additional improvement comes with playing and with extra hours, ... 
Magnepan announces the 20.7
If there are separate drivers with separate terminations then the 20.7 can be bi or tri amped. Of course we are talking modding the thing. Stock it may have just one set of speaker posts and an internal series xover. This does not mean you cannot ... 
Emerald Physics C2 or Usher BE-718
You can make your own Emerald Physics clones for $1000 total for all parts. These will sound tremendously better than the stock Emerald Physics....some uprades over the stock Emerald include:Super constrained layer damping of waveguide.Better driv...