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Old 16th December 2012, 05:19 PM   #31
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Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made Of Sand (FLAC)
Is truly truly amazing, the stereo imaging is amazing, Jimi is up in the air at the front of the room talking down to me, and he fades into the right or left channel, aswell as swappiing positions with the guitar, I even heard a lower level of voice in there that was completely muddled before on the old resistor values.

It sounds very very analog.
Difference = Slightly more muddled when compared to using the russian caps, I didn't pick this up while watching 12 monkeys.

Stereo seperation is all over the map, it doesn't sound much if anything like it used to.

Jimi Hendrix - I Don't Live Today
Could copy even the very low level voices at the end of the track.
Vocals have a deeper throat sound to them, like they are coming from the chest more.

Not as good as when I first heard it.

Jimi Hendrix - Up From The Skies
Groovy maaaan.
Strangely, sounds better, there is a guitar which sounds really natural now with this capacitor change, whereas before it sounded more fake before, like it was being plucked without any force.

Vocals sound pretty natural, but still in the slight chance that you get to listen to Jimi alone without the guitar, he sounds muddled again.

So conclusion is that, for movies, electrolytic appears to win, so far, but for music, the russian polypropylene in oil caps win.

I think I know whats going on, with compressed audio, electrolytics appear to respond better, whereas with normal CD-sourced music, the polypropylene's win.

Reasoning for this is: Compressed shoutcast sources sound /great/ with these electrolytic caps, whereas before, yes they did sound good but they also sounded fake, but these electrolytic caps appear to 'hide' the bad parts of compressed audio and just let me enjoy it more....

I'll have to observe/listen to it for a week again to be sure on all of these points.

Nelly Furtado - Whoa Nelly! album sounds improved.

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Old 5th October 2013, 07:23 PM   #32
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@freax....is this page still alive? And are you still using the russian NOS dac? Because I'm think about buying one instead of the nos lite ah DAC.
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