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    Posted: 01 Feb 2011 at 8:23pm

I have read this but I don't have the knowledge to comment but I will post here for interest of those that do.


http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/testing_capacitors_e.html



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I quite liked this...

"Other valve afficionados swear by Hovland Musicaps, Jensen paper-in-oil, or Infinicaps (to name but 3 in favour on blogs) in the so called signal path and Cerafines or Black Gates in the power supply or cathode decoupling. There is no hegemony except that ridiculously expensive capacitors are believed essential in simple valve circuits to maintain any credibility among their peers. Fans of particular capacitor creeds do seem to express their views (especially on web forums) with a fervour that can only be described as religious. But, then they must justify the vast sums they have spent, like the emperor and his new clothes... or as the enlightened ones who we will eventually follow."

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"... a market that behaves like the art market ..."

That Mr Wheeler, he says it all you know Thumbs%20Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote tg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 6:20am

Thanks for the link SB - am in the ongoing process of attempting to extract improvement from my amp by a process of study and replacement of selected components for various of the rather generic ones it was built with.

The process so far has yielded significant improvement at modest cost.

Reading his article suggested a couple of areas yet to be addressed and a cheaper alternative to another area already considered but not yet addressed.

Interestingly, to me, I have yet to see those particular caps on offer at any of the usual purveyors of boutique parts.



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Hi
 
I am no expert with electronics (far from it)...
 
I did however at a recent service have the caps in my ICON ST40 upgraded to jenson foil in oil and the difference in sound stage and added bass was amazing.
I am convinced that audio specific components do make a difference.
 
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Originally posted by daveyboyblue daveyboyblue wrote:

Hi
 
I am no expert with electronics (far from it)...
 
I did however at a recent service have the caps in my ICON ST40 upgraded to jenson foil in oil and the difference in sound stage and added bass was amazing.
I am convinced that audio specific components do make a difference.
 
Cheers
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