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Transworld 9th March 2012 01:32 PM

Nice sounding caps!
 
Hi Guys,

I'm in the midst of planning to mod my CD6000ose KI. I don't quite like the sound of the Silmics, it makes the player lack of dynamics and focus. I recently tried out the Nichicon Muse caps on my TEAC DAC, sounds soothing and less harsh. Any good recommendations of other caps? Thank you. :)

Arius 9th March 2012 05:44 PM

In which portion/sub-system of your CD player are you proposing to change the caps? For analog signal coupling, I'd like a good quality film cap. Some prefer Black Gates.

I'm curious - how are you able to make such clear comparisons? Did you listen to a track, take apart your DAC, remove/replace caps, put things back together, cable up, then listen again to the same track or do you have another un-modded unit that you can compare against in real time?

I've tried similar experiments but find it hard to be sure without having an un-modded unit to make comparisons. For my DIY projects, I always build at least 2 just for such purposes. Let me say that I acknowledge that listening comparison is very subjective and I'm just asking for your methodology. So I hope others won't turn this thread into a flame fest and stay on topic.

SoNic_real_one 9th March 2012 06:03 PM

Just drop some filmcaps over the electrolytics.

suntechnik 9th March 2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Transworld (Post 2939364)
Hi Guys,
sounds soothing and less harsh

Means less transparent.

Duelund Coherent are best caps (all foil paper oil are very good). Elna is a decent capacitor too.

Stay away from film metalized like Mundorf Epcos etc they are terrible in signal path ....YMMV

Transworld 12th March 2012 06:42 AM

Sorry for the late reply, when I replace the DAC with muse caps I like the sound improvement. But when play the cdp with its own DAC, sounds boring and unexciting. I purposely bought one pair of 4700uf 25v Gold Tune and replace the stock, the details and soundstage improve.

qusp 12th March 2012 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoNic_real_one (Post 2939652)
Just drop some filmcaps over the electrolytics.

hmm without knowing the circuit and exact values this could easily be a recipe for resonance. i know its popular, but randomly throwing very low impedance film caps over electros can easily form resonant peaks with the inductance of the leads, traces and various device impedances


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