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Old 19th March 2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Caps - Mundorf Silver/oil vs silver/gold/oil

Can anyone tell me what the differences in sound quality are between the Mundorf silver in oil and the silver/gold in oil (besides nearly twice the price)? I'm looking for an ideal (if there is such a thing) coupling cap for my preamp.

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Old 19th March 2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I really like the Mundorfs in power amps, but prefer to stick with teflon caps in low level applications.
Just my personal preference, of course!

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Old 19th March 2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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I have the Mundorf Silver in Oils in my speaker crossovers. Very fast and delicate but after exended listening sessions I have come to the conclusion that they are a bit on the sharp side. Still toying with the Gold in Oil option.

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Old 19th March 2011, 10:49 PM   #5
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Mundorf silver in oil
I find it superb. But a little restrained and bereft of natural color in the mids (if that means anything to you). Hence I've gone for Jupiter which has a more lively tone.

This as a tweeter cap. But I've heard from others that it the same in say a preamp.

The added gold in the Mundor silver in oil apparently also has a fuller midrange than just the silver.
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I find it superb. But a little restrained and bereft of natural color in the mids (if that means anything to you). Hence I've gone for Jupiter which has a more lively tone.

This as a tweeter cap. But I've heard from others that it the same in say a preamp.

The added gold in the Mundor silver in oil apparently also has a fuller midrange than just the silver.
Just curious,

Which Jupiter cap have you used?

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At the time i found the silver in oil to have a slight but annoying midrange colouration in my system. The silver/gold/no oil was nearly perfect.
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Which Jupiter cap have you used?
The old ones. Or the first ones that came out. Before they came out with the hard outer casing.
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