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Capacitors / Re: Duelund reduces price of Bypass caps by around half!
« Last post by data on March 04, 2020, 11:53:23 PM »
That's the problem with very old, tends to be very rare.

Be nice if the cost of the VSF's could go the same way with the new machinery, but I fear the winding machines might not be suitable and maybe they need to be done by hand, but I live in hope :)
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Cables / Re: Lenehan cables
« Last post by stevenvalve on March 04, 2020, 01:56:01 AM »
I have always wanted to get some seeing as I have ML-1's but being on a limited fixed budget have never often had the ability to make the move....or some of the Aurealis Audio Litz would have been nice too.
This changed the other week as I was able to grab some of the older RibbonTek speaker cables and Interconnects used, and I must say I wish this happened sooner, they really do work well in my system.

I can only imagine how much better the latest FoilFlex cables are, but I'm very chuffed at what these older ones do. Granted I moved from some modest but OK Neotech ones, first off everything seemed louder and dynamics very noticeably better, bass seems more articulate and transients are faster, more detail over all and nice tonality too.
I had the new set of the latest RibbonTek speaker cables here recently, but never tried them mainly because my cables are hard wired to the speakers. I probably should have, they looked tasty. Sold them for $600
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Other DACs / Re: Abbas Audio DAC 3.0
« Last post by stevenvalve on March 04, 2020, 01:48:25 AM »
Aye, I've a Muji Studio DAC II where I've been upgrading parts in it that sounds really very nice.... I expect the Abbas will be a significant step up from it though  :)
Always interested let us know. I have been trying a modright modified OPPO player. More on that soon.
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Capacitors / Re: Duelund reduces price of Bypass caps by around half!
« Last post by stevenvalve on March 04, 2020, 01:35:44 AM »
Wow . Its christms early . This will  now bring state of the art parts within reach of  most audiophiles .
     Now a strong competitor price wise to the Jupiter . Great news .
But is the new product as good. I find the newer models are more like changing the flavor, than improving them. I have been trying some old caps recently and they are nice, just different really. Sick of paying an arm and a leg for capacitors. That is why i am trying the great old stuff. But in the long run VSF still rule. interestingly a friend gave me some old 1950 - 60s German square oil tin canister caps .47 and they where brilliant, but rare. They sounded so close to the VSF just a little different but just as good. I would have lived with them but one unfortunately died after a few days,,,,, just bad luck.
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Capacitors / Re: Duelund reduces price of Bypass caps by around half!
« Last post by brenden on March 02, 2020, 10:41:05 PM »
Wow . Its christms early . This will  now bring state of the art parts within reach of  most audiophiles .
     Now a strong competitor price wise to the Jupiter . Great news .
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Capacitors / Duelund reduces price of Bypass caps by around half!
« Last post by data on March 01, 2020, 08:29:07 PM »
Duelund's recent acquisition of machinery from Jensen is paying off for us users already.

In this link Jeff says Frederik has said they aim to offer more products in coming months priced accordingly  8)

https://jeffsplace.positive-feedback.com/new-duelund-production-efficiencies-allow-bypass-capacitor-price-reductions/
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Cables / Lenehan cables
« Last post by data on February 28, 2020, 01:24:56 AM »
I have always wanted to get some seeing as I have ML-1's but being on a limited fixed budget have never often had the ability to make the move....or some of the Aurealis Audio Litz would have been nice too.
This changed the other week as I was able to grab some of the older RibbonTek speaker cables and Interconnects used, and I must say I wish this happened sooner, they really do work well in my system.

I can only imagine how much better the latest FoilFlex cables are, but I'm very chuffed at what these older ones do. Granted I moved from some modest but OK Neotech ones, first off everything seemed louder and dynamics very noticeably better, bass seems more articulate and transients are faster, more detail over all and nice tonality too.
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Other DACs / Re: Abbas Audio DAC 3.0
« Last post by mjw21a on February 24, 2020, 10:26:34 AM »
Aye, I've a Muji Studio DAC II where I've been upgrading parts in it that sounds really very nice.... I expect the Abbas will be a significant step up from it though  :)
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Other DACs / Re: DDDAC 1794-NOS 24-192
« Last post by stevenvalve on February 23, 2020, 06:40:35 PM »
oh I see, all the pictures are gone.... what a pity! perhaps I can reconstruct the one or other, but this will take quite some time...

for the moment, to bring back to memory what it is all about here a picture from 2012 when Shinichi Tanaka from Goto Society had visited us and didn't leave the focus for more than an hour or so...

on the other hand I had a visit from Japan, form Kasonobu Kobayashi... you might remember the guy with the one (running) of three world wide known owners of Euronor/Siemens/Klangfilm (all originals). he visited Germany last year and some highest end systems...

meanwhile has published an article of some german systems (Klangfilm and Goto, and Klaus's and mine) in Stereo Sound 2010, Tube & Analog, Nr. 95, pages 173-182

unfortunately I am not allowed to put copies and/or pictures on the net... and unfortunately the whole text is in japanes... so even I do not understand a single word...

but Kasanobu has announed that he will make a translation into english for us when he has got time...

if that is o.k., then when I will have gotten it I surely will put in on here...
WoW i almost forgot. amazing.
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Other DACs / Re: Abbas Audio DAC 3.0
« Last post by stevenvalve on February 23, 2020, 06:37:53 PM »
So, did any of you guys end up going ahead with buying one of these?

I've an Abbas Audio DAC2.2SE TDA1541A on order. I'll swap out the chip for a Holland made TDA1541A S1 I have once recieved. I've high expectations of it  :)
I think any good TDA1541A base DAC will sound great to varying degrees. The chip has so much going for it, its hard to make them sound ordinary. I key to greatness is running a valve output. They can be excellent without, but just better with the valve out. But what valve to use.
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