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Old 4th April 2008, 10:25 PM   #121
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Someone stole the boombox off of my front steps after it was delivered and before I got home so I guess I will not be building one of these as soon as I had hoped.

I didn't think my neighborhood was crime central, but it appears I was a little too trusting. No it wasn't insured and no signature was required to my surprise - but I did not instruct the seller to do that either. So it is largely my fault.

I've talked to the local police and the USPS and there is not much either can do to help me.

The world is full of dishonest people which should come as no surprise to anyone..

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I just bought the last one available from this vendor. Requested signature confirmation on shipping.
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Someone stole the boombox off of my front steps after it was delivered and before I got home so I guess I will not be building one of these as soon as I had hoped.

I didn't think my neighborhood was crime central, but it appears I was a little too trusting. No it wasn't insured and no signature was required to my surprise - but I did not instruct the seller to do that either. So it is largely my fault.

I've talked to the local police and the USPS and there is not much either can do to help me.

The world is full of dishonest people which should come as no surprise to anyone..

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I just bought the last one available from this vendor. Requested signature confirmation on shipping.

this is terrible! Maybe they were hoping for a real 47 Labs transport!
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Old 5th April 2008, 09:02 AM   #123
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10n is best ERO 1830 (metal film, not metalized foil as 1837)

I've found this 10n (100n original) as the most critical of all caps.
I've tried something like 10 various types, including paper, teflon, ero, even mica, and the clear winner in my setup is MultiCap RTX 10n. YMMV.
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iihay. I have one on order too. Where in the U.K are you. We could botch them up together !!
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Old 5th April 2008, 09:53 AM   #125
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iihay. I have one on order too. Where in the U.K are you. We could botch them up together !!

Morpeth, Northumberland, but I travel about the country a lot so quite possible. Sounds like a good plan to me as I am still a fresh-faced noob to this

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Old 5th April 2008, 12:11 PM   #126
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I am in Surrey, so maybe it will just have to be a cyber meet with photos.

I see Audio1st has already done his, so if he's a gent (which I am sure he is) he may like to share his experiences.
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I've found this 10n (100n original) as the most critical of all caps.
I've tried something like 10 various types, including paper, teflon, ero, even mica, and the clear winner in my setup is MultiCap RTX 10n. YMMV.
Yes indeed, that location is very critical (C906). I tried different caps as well, including BG NX, V-Cap, polypropylene Panasonics, other types of ERO, and also RTX and in spite the exotic nature of some of those caps, the original 0.1uF electrolytic was actually better.

Only with ERO I could find improvement in the direction that I liked.

MIT RTX is a fine cap, very detail and neutral, but to me ERO is more emotional although not as refined.

1837 is a bit rough on the edges and bright. 1830 (I'm using 0.01/63) is smoother.

I'm also not crazy about the highs with RTX, they are bit too forward, lacking texture. And that's not only with application in that particular case but also everywhere else I tried them (mostly in coupling).

However, I only tried 0.1uF here and will see about 0.01u whenever find a chance to dissasemble the unit again.
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this is terrible! Maybe they were hoping for a real 47 Labs transport!
Thanks!

No doubt some little criminal saw a moderately big box sitting on my steps, and couldn't resist taking what was not his. I shouldn't be too surprised given the impersonal, unconnected, and immoral/amoral society that is modern America. I should have known better, this isn't some backwater rural community, we have gangs, petty criminals, murderers, and roving packs of bored teens with nothing better to do than get into mischief. Given this it was probably inevitable that something would get stolen from my property - I'm actually rather lucky it wasn't one of the countless items I had shipped here in the past that was worth substantial money. All they had to do was open my front gate and walk 5 meters.

I have ordered a replacement RCEZ32 which hopefully will get here intact. They aren't too easy to find. And believe me I will make this one work regardless of whether or not it has exactly the same board set as the RCEZ31.
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Peter,
in my system the influence of this cap is not so subtle, as you describe, comparing to other caps - only with MIT the sound stage is far wider and a bit deeper, sources’ localization is very well defined, the whole stage is a step back, the sound is airy and easy, and bass reproduction is (probably) best I ever had.
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Did you play with inner and outer foil orientation, as this should have some influence too.
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