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Old 14th April 2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Have anyone tried to modify a dCS Delius DAC? Any ideas?

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Old 14th April 2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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Why on earth do you want to do this? It's one of the best sounding DAC's ever made....
Be happy with it, and spend your time listening to MUSIC
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Why on earth do you want to do this? It's one of the best sounding DAC's ever made....
Be happy with it, and spend your time listening to MUSIC
Why not, if you look inside, you will find two VERY CHEAP VERY POOR Philips coupling caps. Change this to a Black Gate FK or whatever, and the sound improves. Yes improves.



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Old 15th April 2006, 09:09 AM   #4
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Thanks. This is the kind of thing im considering.

Do you have any specific Capacitor type you would recomend?

Thinking of trying Jensen Capacitors. Anyone got experience with them?


PS: Im very happy with the sound from my DAC as it is, but experimenting is fun, and the warranty is already out so....

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Thanks. This is the kind of thing im considering.

Do you have any specific Capacitor type you would recomend?

Thinking of trying Jensen Capacitors. Anyone got experience with them?


PS: Im very happy with the sound from my DAC as it is, but experimenting is fun, and the warranty is already out so....

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Far too BIG, use Black Gate FK; I think 47uF or so. Maybe BGNs if they fit. Try it and let us know if you like it. For those who want to try, there are lots of commercial quality regulators (LM340types) which can be improved by more bypassing or substitution.
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Instead FK better will be BG N series- really great coupling caps bigger capacitance.I recommend Siemens MKV, but they are big(Jensens aren't smaller at bigger capacitance),but frome some quality level of caps answer on question, which are the best will be rather answer on the question which do you like the most? So try diffrent types.
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Instead FK better will be BG N series- really great coupling caps bigger capacitance.I recommend Siemens MKV, but they are big(Jensens aren't smaller at bigger capacitance),but frome some quality level of caps answer on question, which are the best will be rather answer on the question which do you like the most? So try diffrent types.
There is NO HOPE of puting a large film cap into a dCS box, unless you put it ouside!
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Before we run off to the next dream, has anybody any idea about the required capacitance/voltage rating for this coupling caps? Is't that the first thing to determine?

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Why not, if you look inside, you will find two VERY CHEAP VERY POOR Philips coupling caps. Change this to a Black Gate FK or whatever, and the sound improves. Yes improves.
You mean C903 and C218? The two bigger ones (see picture) from Philips (now Vishay) BC Components?
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Before we run off to the next dream, has anybody any idea about the required capacitance/voltage rating for this coupling caps? Is't that the first thing to determine?

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Are these coupling caps indeed????
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