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Old 9th March 2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 9th March 2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 9th March 2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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Just drop some filmcaps over the electrolytics.
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Old 9th March 2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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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
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Old 12th March 2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12th March 2012, 01:05 PM   #6
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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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