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Old 6th December 2012, 11:14 AM   #31
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I envy you guys (sort of). You can use any cap and call it good. I had to spend time and money to find very good sounding ones, because I can clearly hear the diferences.

I have noticed that a cap keeps its sonic "signature" in different circuits, and the more expensive ones *usually* sound better.

I think the differences come from the manufacturing process (tolerances, winding tension, geometry, inductive or not, etc.), material quality and purity (a copper foil doesn't sound like an aluminum metalized film) and the dielectric itself, of course...
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Old 6th December 2012, 11:28 AM   #32
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I had to spend time and money to find very good sounding ones, because I can clearly hear the diferences.
You mean just with your ears?
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Old 6th December 2012, 11:33 AM   #33
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No, I taste them too.
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Old 6th December 2012, 12:05 PM   #34
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syrupy or chocolaty?
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No, I taste them too.
Some of the PIOs, especially the wax ones, have quite a nice smell...as long as we're using all our senses here...
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Old 6th December 2012, 01:39 PM   #36
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Break in/breaking = hitting it very hard with a very big mallet.

Or, as mentioned earlier.
Give your ears time to adjust to the new sound. The Brain has a wonderful capacity for filtering out what it thinks does not belong there.

Yet another wonderfully unhelpful post?
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Old 6th December 2012, 04:56 PM   #37
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I have spaces for 2 sets of coupling caps in my Aikido and there are clearly audible differences between SOME caps, others not so much.

I tried a cheap Solen MKP vs RelCap PCUs and the difference is not subtle.

I think it's also interesting with all the talk of "magic". I suppose magic is the answer for everything we don't clearly understand? What did Clark say? "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While a healthy dose of skepticism is desirable, so is an open mind.
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Old 6th December 2012, 05:04 PM   #38
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Hang in there, Vincent77. I agree with you.
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Old 6th December 2012, 05:37 PM   #39
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you agree that waiting longer than 50hrs of listening that further changes will be audible?

And how does one reverse the change that one has heard to determine that the sound effect is real?
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I envy you guys (sort of). You can use any cap and call it good. I had to spend time and money to find very good sounding ones, because I can clearly hear the diferences.

I have noticed that a cap keeps its sonic "signature" in different circuits, and the more expensive ones *usually* sound better.
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Hang in there, Vincent77. I agree with you.
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