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Old 22nd April 2011, 09:20 PM   #2941
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Are these the ones
Nichicon 10,000uF / 35V, KG Series, 25x45, Snap-in

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They do to me, but it's really a flavor thing. Some might say the Panasonic's are more neutral.

The KG's do something nice to the midrange/midbass and add more "weight" to the sound.

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Old 22nd April 2011, 09:25 PM   #2942
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15000uf is not in the signal. Panasonic or Nichicon will be fine but not much different from anything else. 10uf an 1uf are most important.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 09:29 PM   #2943
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Not to be too much of a pain but with such a simple circuit it's really hard to say that anything is out of the circuit.

"Nichicon 10,000uF / 35V, KG Series, 25x45, Snap-in "

Those are fine.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 09:31 PM   #2944
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Default B1 Caps.

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15000uf is not in the signal. Panasonic or Nichicon will be fine but not much different from anything else. 10uf an 1uf are most important.
I have been using Sonicap Gen 1 for quiet a while,
for 1uf & 10uf have you guys found anything to be
superior there.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 09:33 PM   #2945
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I use NOS Vitamin Q's. Some have sprung for the Mundorf, and others simply move on and build the dc version and don't have to worry about caps anymore.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 09:37 PM   #2946
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I use NOS Vitamin Q's. Some have sprung for the Mundorf, and others simply move on and build the dc version and don't have to worry about caps anymore.
I have 2 DCB1 boards unbuilt,I don't think I can
do DCB1 because I use DIY Charlize 2 amp
and it has no DC input caps,I am thinking that would be a bad idea
potentially harmful to the amp,I wish I would have drawn that conclusion earlier.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 10:07 PM   #2947
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You could use a transformer Might be pretty expensive though.
I have no DC blocking devices from source to speakers but I know I am taking a risk as someday something will go wrong. In the meantime I will reap the benefits.
I used Clarity Caps in one B1 I built. Was very nice. Also tried PIO from Russia and really liked that to. I think I did the Axon caps, but dont recall that build very well. They were cheap though and that was a plus.

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Old 22nd April 2011, 11:48 PM   #2948
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Default B1 Caps

I tried the Axon first the did not hold a candle to
Sonicap Gen 1.
I think for all the mods I made when I was really digging
deep into it that was a substantial upgrade was
using 220r Riken at output . that was a revelation for sure.
I am digging back in to fine tune and get all I can out of B1
since I can't use DCB1.


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You could use a transformer Might be pretty expensive though.
I have no DC blocking devices from source to speakers but I know I am taking a risk as someday something will go wrong. In the meantime I will reap the benefits.
I used Clarity Caps in one B1 I built. Was very nice. Also tried PIO from Russia and really liked that to. I think I did the Axon caps, but dont recall that build very well. They were cheap though and that was a plus.

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Old 24th April 2011, 01:36 AM   #2949
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Default Output resistors

I recently added Vishay 2575 220r resistors at the input and the Riken 220r at the output. Works great in my system. Clarity and TONE. The timbre is excellent, not dry and threadbare. Sax sounds like a SAX. Saxy.

I am using a combo of Mundorf and Clarity Cap capacitors. Tempted to try Dynamicaps. I am waiting for my Cary pre to come back from repair and compare to the B1. I may sell it and build another B1 trying the Dynamicap and all Vishay 2575. I would like to be able to switch between Vishay and Riken on the output. The Vishay would sound best on great audiophile recordings and the Riken on the leaner recordings. Hmmmm.....
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Old 24th April 2011, 11:54 AM   #2950
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The Riken have a much punchier fuller sound at output
than Vishay,I actually did not like Vishay at input or output
after trying many combinations I settled on PRP at input
and Riken at output 330r on both.try it you will be pleasantly suprised
I have been thinking about trying Dynamicap as well.
In post #2948 I misspoke about 220r I used 330r.

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I recently added Vishay 2575 220r resistors at the input and the Riken 220r at the output. Works great in my system. Clarity and TONE. The timbre is excellent, not dry and threadbare. Sax sounds like a SAX. Saxy.

I am using a combo of Mundorf and Clarity Cap capacitors. Tempted to try Dynamicaps. I am waiting for my Cary pre to come back from repair and compare to the B1. I may sell it and build another B1 trying the Dynamicap and all Vishay 2575. I would like to be able to switch between Vishay and Riken on the output. The Vishay would sound best on great audiophile recordings and the Riken on the leaner recordings. Hmmmm.....
-Howie

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