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Old 24th May 2013, 06:33 PM   #2841
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Question about PS-1 (1001) sound. I have modified two PS-1's. In each I modified the output stage (Re dog breath mods) useing Elna Silmic 2 caps and Neotech hook up wire and silver bearing solder. I also recapped the PS with Nichicon caps Both have 300-500 hrs of use. I'm happy with the sound. BUT, they don't sound ANALOG anymore. Could the caps or the hook up wire be the cause?

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Old 24th May 2013, 07:08 PM   #2842
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A silly question from me:
Why 4 x soldering with silver solder on a board with 1,000 Points without silver?
But our grandfathers have already said that elektrolytic capacitors do not purely belong to the signal path, no matter how good they are.

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Old 25th May 2013, 09:39 PM   #2843
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Default Hookup wire affecting sound?

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Question about PS-1 (1001) sound. I have modified two PS-1's. In each I modified the output stage (Re dog breath mods) useing Elna Silmic 2 caps and Neotech hook up wire and silver bearing solder. I also recapped the PS with Nichicon caps Both have 300-500 hrs of use. I'm happy with the sound. BUT, they don't sound ANALOG anymore. Could the caps or the hook up wire be the cause?
Over the years I have found that different conductor materials, dielectrics, and geometries (as in single strand solid core, multi-strand, etc) have a profound effect on the sound. Silver conductors can sound very "fast" (although they aren't fast, but they seem to get out of the way and perturb the electric field less), as does Teflon dielectric. Try some regular stranded (small gauge) copper wire and compare (you have two that are identically wired so a comparison would be easy).

I think you may find that copper sounds more "analog" compared to silver. This is just an observation though. I know there are plenty who would digress. The same can be said of solid core vs. stranded wire.

My favourite wire is a very cheap and good wire, sometimes sold at RadioShack: 30 gauge stranded silver plated Kynar. A pretty good compromise, it sounds "quick" and clean, yet retains the copper characteristics. About $10 per 100'. I've used it in tonearms, interconnects and signal carrying internal wiring in diy projects. I have never felt the want to change.
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Old 25th May 2013, 10:14 PM   #2844
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in silver solder is only 4% Silver's in it, why can there be better?????
apart from the problems of whiskers.
For all my work, I take French copper, for tonearms, i take it in 0.14 mm²

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Old 25th May 2013, 10:21 PM   #2845
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Nanook, thank you for your response. I was just thinking that very thought about the wire. I'll make the switch tomorrow and compare. Not being that experienced I really appreciate input from more knowledgeable diyers. Thanks again.

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Old 26th May 2013, 12:26 AM   #2846
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Default wire?

pixel: no probs

Cochise: 0.14 mm² is between 25 AWG and 26 AWG, so we agree on the basic dimensions (I suggested 30 AWG, but 28, or 26 would be OK as well. 30 AWG is what I've used, that's all)
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Old 26th May 2013, 12:51 AM   #2847
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Hi Nanook,
the less mass I have, the less there are inductions.
Therefore, I use defined thin cable with a large surface area.
0.14 mm ² / 2 x 72 x 0.05 see picture.
26 Ohm / 1 Km
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Old 26th May 2013, 06:33 AM   #2848
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well all you are doing is using small twin conductor. (If I am understanding you correctly). And your math?
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Old 26th May 2013, 10:05 PM   #2849
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Old 11th June 2013, 08:20 PM   #2850
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Hi. I have one question. How I can disable the startup sound ?

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