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Old 21st September 2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default What do you splurge on?

It could be a certain model op amp, it could be dandy capacitor or resistor, it could be an interesting transformer, it could be PCB's with extra nice traces, and it could chassis, hardware, or interconnect. . .

And is it because:
A). It is pretty
B). It is an enhancement
C). It it both

For me, its Elna's Red Cerefine and Nichicon's Electric Green ES . Sure those could be enhancements, but its probably not why I bought them at first.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 12:33 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Black Gates caps!

For me are:
* Black Gates capacitors,because of the quality and sound.
*Alps potentiometer and input selector,because quality and reliability.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 01:39 AM   #3
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Cool!

I was also thinking of stuff like Gold Plated RCA because, although bimetallics are inferior conductors, they happen to be really pretty.
Or, howabout $25 knobs. Those are fun.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 06:31 AM   #4
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I have some large 10uF Leclanché PIO-caps that I value. But due to their size (and supposed quality) I haven't used them yet.

It's the oval ones, look at the pen on the right for a comparison. They also weigh about 750g each.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 08:05 AM   #5
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kmj.

You can send those ugly caps to me for proper disposel


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The eyes have it. Since all competent electronics basically sound the same, gear that looks good with good looking components will sound better. Audiophiles only close their eyes to enjoy the sound after they have looked. Ever tasted food blindfolded? The eyes are dominant.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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You can send those ugly caps to me for proper disposel
I only recently disposed some Leclanche paper-in-oil caps. Those thingies were leaking though - and I didn't want to have things like this at home.

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Old 22nd September 2008, 11:56 AM   #9
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tphase_accurate,

that i can understand I have actualy seen kmj,s caps up close and i realy like how they look.

(i can,t and i won,t comment on how good they are versus whatever.. )

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I splurge on Burgundies and WIMA MKP's
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