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Old 17th May 2008, 01:01 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm thinking to change my VTL monoblock capacitor to something better but Vcap is too expensive for me. Anyone can recommend through their experience in using the capacitors?.

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Old 17th May 2008, 01:25 AM   #2
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I have found these to very nice caps.

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...oducts_id=1414
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Old 17th May 2008, 01:27 AM   #3
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I've always had good results with AuriCaps. These are polypropylene dielectric capacitors, and that's one of the best in terms of sound quality. It's one of the few audiophool components that actually does what is claimed for it. Price isn't excessive either.
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Old 17th May 2008, 01:53 AM   #4
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It's one of the few audiophool components that actually does what is claimed for it.
But the instant that it does, it's no longer in audiophool category, isn't it?
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I've always been a fan of cheapshit noname film caps.
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Old 17th May 2008, 02:03 AM   #6
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Hi all,

I'm thinking to change my VTL monoblock capacitor to something better but Vcap is too expensive for me. Anyone can recommend through their experience in using the capacitors?.

rating 0.47k 400v

TQ

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I expect those coupling caps. to be inside a NFB loop. If that's the case, "boutique" parts are unlikely to buy you a sonic improvement. A film and foil construction part, with good quality Copper leads, is quite sufficient inside a NFB loop. A nice 400 WVDC/470 nF. cap. is part of the Panasonic ECQ-P(U) series. You get Aluminum foil plates, polypropylene film dielectric, and Oxygen free Copper leads at a very attractive price.
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Old 17th May 2008, 02:09 AM   #7
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Hi all,

I have no idea what brand it is as it has VTL sticker on it and the caps are yellow in color all round.
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Old 17th May 2008, 02:21 AM   #8
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Higher quality capacitors, incorporating dielectrics such as polyproplyene, polystyrene, teflon etc. in audio circuits are components that most engineers and builders seem to agree constitute as an improvement. While exactly how much, or which brand may be "best" are areas of discussion, the benefits of the components can actually be measured in terms of DF, ESR, and DA.
This is in contrast to any number of other audiofool components that are hustled at high prices to the unknowing, by opportunists that cannot provide any solid proof that their particular product provides a better final result.
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Old 20th May 2008, 10:18 AM   #10
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Excellent quality and also good value for money is the ICW Clarity caps - pity they're so big !
As is quite common with caps like these, they do sound better with a definite voltage loading across them, although the SA aren't too bad at low bias and with signal levels.
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