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Old 5th March 2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am wondering if anyone have the experience on the Mundorf M-Lytic and Silver-in-oil capacitors.

They look good to me and the pricing is reasonable as well.


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Old 12th March 2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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I am using the supreme caps from mundorf since years as coupling capacitors. They are much better than any Jensen, Auricap, Hovlands, Solen.What they do is absolutely stunning. Enourmous transparency without down-side. I started to play with the silver-oil, but there it is not clear to me if I like them really better than the supremes. Mo Exteperience with the m'lytic, except that the bipolar 'lytics for cross-overs are so good that they can compete with normal MKP.
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Old 12th March 2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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I used several cap's, MIT, Auricap, Jupiler, Sonicaps, Cardas...but the Mundorf are for me the best. More detail and a better soundstage.


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Old 12th March 2005, 11:40 PM   #4
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I have used the Mundorf's both in amps and in speakers and absolutely can recommend them (I like them more than Jensen, MIT, Hovland, soen etc.....).
The silver in oil are more extended,smooth and detailed than the Supreme which on the other hand has better attack than the silver in oil (I have done this direct comparation only with caps inside speakers).
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Old 13th March 2005, 09:59 AM   #5
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Taffi, let me descripbe, what I think I have observed on the supreme vs. silver-in oil comparison: The silver in oil are very smooth, but the supreme have more dynamic, attack, live-character. Musician are simly "there", crystal-clear soundstage while the silver in oils introduce a smooth sound, but as well are second in the above mentioned characteristics. I found it interesting to read on a web-page the the supreme are in tan delta 10 times better than the silver in oil. Therefore I am not sold into the more expensive silver in oils.

Some people have claimed that the supreme introduce a resonance in the mids. I have not found this to be true (or I like this resonance).
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Old 13th March 2005, 10:09 AM   #6
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Se this for are large cap test by Tony Gee.
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http://home.zonnet.nl/geenius/Cap.html

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Old 13th March 2005, 10:18 AM   #7
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Hi,

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Some people have claimed that the supreme introduce a resonance in the mids. I have not found this to be true (or I like this resonance).
It is not true at all....
People read somewhere that a certain brand of filmcap, which I won't call by name, exhibits a resonance in the mids.
Within six months urban myth # 997 comes to life and now all filmcaps stink....

Almost all PIO caps I ever heard are very charming to listen to, some are excellent but mostly by ommission of some harshness present at the source.
Therefore they're not what I'd call "transparent".

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Old 13th March 2005, 10:42 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Blitz
Taffi, let me descripbe, what I think I have observed on the supreme vs. silver-in oil comparison: The silver in oil are very smooth, but the supreme have more dynamic, attack, live-character. Musician are simly "there", crystal-clear soundstage while the silver in oils introduce a smooth sound, but as well are second in the above mentioned characteristics. I found it interesting to read on a web-page the the supreme are in tan delta 10 times better than the silver in oil. Therefore I am not sold into the more expensive silver in oils.
It looks like we agree on this all the way.
There is only one detail that I also want to comment and that is that I feel that the silver in oil gives a more airy and extended top end (which also are smooth) .
So IMHO in some systems the silver in oil would sound best and in other system the Supreme would be the best choice.
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Old 13th March 2005, 03:03 PM   #9
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Default M-Lytic Capacitor

I noticed that the M-Lytic capacitors from Mundorf are available from a web site in Hong Kong. However, they are not available with other international dealers yet.

As you may aware the BlackGate Capacitors become obsolute, I am just search the replacement of Blackgate caps with the same grade. It looks to me that the M-Lytic capacitors has the potential.


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Old 13th March 2005, 05:55 PM   #10
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Black Gate is not discontinued.
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