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Old 6th November 2012, 01:42 AM   #6431
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Hi Dmy, allow me to share my humble opinion on the subject. I did a test similar to my "Big capacitor test", where I compared virtually every audio-grade resistor on the market at the Shiga output. I followed my usual methodology for such tests.

I would say the difference between an average resistor and another average resistor is typically small and requires considerable focus to pick up. However, the difference between an average resistor pair, and the best resistor pair (Vishay/Caddock in this case) is quite significant and easily discernible.

Likewise, the difference between the best resistor pair and the attenuator mentioned by Fran (woodturneer-fran) is quite obvious.

My feeling is, output resistors are less important than the critical caps (i.e. filter caps, C916/C43, C8/906); they are more or less on par with the less important caps, and somewhat more important than digital cable, diodes, transformer or puck.

Please have a look at my "Compiled Shigaclone guide" for more detailed descriptions. The guide is not really finished yet, as I did not have as much free time as I had hoped - but perhaps it will be of some use even in its present form.
uncle_leon;

Thank you so much sharing your experience. This gives me the idea of whether I would fork out the money for the caddock or Vishey resistors. I have read your evaluation on on caps. Great and informative information. I did the cap mods done per the instructions. I tried the OS-CON, but the sound tilted to the bright side of my liking and to my ear it is a bit harsh. I settled with Elna and BlackGate.

I will read up on your shigaclone guide.

Again, thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 6th November 2012, 06:38 AM   #6432
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Tibi, I've been sort of following what you and Steven have been doing here, but I must have missed something. It's not quite clear to me what this is supposed to do, or why it may be necessary.

BTW, my stuff is still colored Orange/Brown. What does that mean?
It´s a small mod for LCD contrast adjust.
Your stuff is ready, have this mod already implemented and will be shipped soon.

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Old 6th November 2012, 06:40 AM   #6433
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Yes, this mechanic is a replacement for the EZ-31.

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Old 7th November 2012, 12:17 AM   #6434
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It´s a small mod for LCD contrast adjust.
Your stuff is ready, have this mod already implemented and will be shipped soon.

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Tibi
Thanks Tibi. Don't rush - if you get another idea for an improvment in the next day or so I don't mind waiting!
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Old 8th November 2012, 01:32 AM   #6435
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Old 8th November 2012, 12:06 PM   #6436
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Perhaps interesting to report Mr. Jung's new shunt regulator, there is a book released where about 13 well-known regulators are tested measuring and listening test, someone already read this book?

Here you find "some info": http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/power-supplies/220734-mr-jungs-new-shunt-regulator.html
http://waltsblog.waltjung.org/

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Old 8th November 2012, 08:36 PM   #6437
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Tibi I received the package today
Everything seems ok at first look. I will try to hook them up and check if they work ok.
Quick question. I just hook everything up and it s ready to go? Do I need to do nything else? I remember the mechanism being locked somehow...
Thanks again

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Old 8th November 2012, 09:42 PM   #6438
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Nevermind I found the documentation link on the other thread.

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Old 9th November 2012, 06:57 AM   #6439
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Package received.
I will test it today.

Thanks Tibi!
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Old 9th November 2012, 02:54 PM   #6440
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Hi Tibi,

I received the package.

Thank you for all the work, you did a great job.

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