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Old 12th November 2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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I haven't changed or touched anything in my hifi system for a number of months now. I was happy with the sound. I could listen to music at any time on any day, and there was a consistency in the sound quality. But since a few days ago, I feel that there has been a change. The bass isn't as tight (hence timing), I feel that the image depth has been reduced and overall there is less clarity. It may be too early to judge but I am specifically concerned that the capacitors in my AKSA amplifier power supply have 'worn out'. I've only had the amp just over a year. Anyway this could be totally wrong I am just guessing.

Can anyone give any advice on this matter or is that impossible?
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What makes you focus on the AKSA caps?

Have you tried replenishing the electrons?
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What makes you focus on the AKSA caps?
That I have my amplifier switched on 24 hours a day and that I have heard about power supply capacitors drying up or whatever.

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I dunno what that means but I'm not in the mood to joke about this it's not a joking matter.
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Drying out? In a year? Pretty unlikely. Try re-doing all of your cabling.
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Something could have changed. But probably not the caps.

Power? Room temp? Other stuff running? Different sources? Are you on medication or have plugged sinuses? (I'm serious).

I hear changes in my system from time to time when I know there are none. I don't worry about it much 'cause it usually changes back.
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Are you on medication or have plugged sinuses? (I'm serious).I hear changes in my system from time to time when I know there are none. I don't worry about it much 'cause it usually changes back.
Yes the sinuses does play a part. Or perhaps its more my eardrums. Sometimes I dont feel that they are balanced properly. There isnt much i can do though, it varies day to day. Oh And I have hyperacusis. I am worried if and when the sound will change back.

The other thing i did do a couple of times is that i played the Densen demagic disc at normal volume. It sounds very high pitched and is a broad spectrum signal.
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Did it damage your tweeters?
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Drying out? In a year? Pretty unlikely. Try re-doing all of your cabling.
How can cabling have anything to do with it? I really dont think it does. This is why i asked if its impossible to advise because there's no point in speculating that it could be this or that without any reason.
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Did it damage you tweeters?
Probably not, it was played at normal volume. But in any case how would i know?
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How can cabling have anything to do with it? I really dont think it does.
Contacts deteriorate over time whether you think so or not. Pull all the cables out and reconnect them. Costs you nothing.
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