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Re: new duellund caps
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 10:00:13 PM »
you gunna try 'em Mario?    How much are they ......
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Re: new duellund caps
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 11:31:27 PM »
you gunna try 'em Mario?    How much are they ......
i might try them in my amp as decoupling caps i think the highest value is 1uf 900v (will find out more info soon)
about $90
i must try oz you never know could give more perfect squares ;)
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Re: new duellund caps
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 06:17:47 PM »
i must try oz you never know could give more perfect squares ;)
lol !     8)
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Re: new duellund caps
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 02:45:43 AM »
i must try oz you never know could give more perfect squares ;)
lol !     8)

$90 for a 'budget' cap - yeah right!

 


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Re: new duellund caps
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 09:02:59 PM »
i must try oz you never know could give more perfect squares ;)
lol !     8)

$90 for a 'budget' cap - yeah right!
thats cheap for duellund terry
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Re: new duellund caps
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 07:29:53 PM »
Ordered a couple of 0.1uf Alexanders today to compare to the Auricaps in the Supratek.
Will let you all know how they sound soon.
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 05:12:09 PM »
Nice Gordon. Knew someone around here was eventually gonna take the plunge :)
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011, 05:08:23 PM »
Well the Alexanders are in the pre , replacing the auricaps.
I think I have about 4 hrs on the caps and so far the results are generally +ve. The sound has more 'bounce' , better timbral resolution ,  more powerful , faster and better resolved bass.
Top -end is a bit rough at the moment but I guess this will smooth out with run -in.
Tunefulness ie PRAT have improved quite a bit.
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 04:49:31 PM »
Just a quick update : Really enjoying the music with the new caps. Top -end is still a bit wirey but the sound is so full of life compared to the Auricaps.
Another hundred hours or so will hopefully see the top end improve.
So far these new caps are great value for money to my ears.
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 08:40:15 PM »
Just a quick update : Really enjoying the music with the new caps. Top -end is still a bit wirey but the sound is so full of life compared to the Auricaps.
Another hundred hours or so will hopefully see the top end improve.
So far these new caps are great value for money to my ears.
Let us know about these caps after a long run in.

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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011, 06:44:46 PM »
Will so Steven.
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 06:18:18 PM »
Hi GUY'S still getting the wireyness in the mids with the Alexanders. They do so much so well but the wireyness is v.tiresome.
My new power amp Rotel Michi RHB10 has a 4.7uf Blackgate FK as the input cap so I am thinking of changing it to something with more body in the mids in the hope of balancing the sound. Any suggestions? Price is a big consideration at the mo so I was thinking of replacing the BG FK with Auricaps , any comments ?
Gordon
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2011, 06:24:40 PM »
Hi GUY'S still getting the wireyness in the mids with the Alexanders. They do so much so well but the wireyness is v.tiresome.
My new power amp Rotel Michi RHB10 has a 4.7uf Blackgate FK as the input cap so I am thinking of changing it to something with more body in the mids in the hope of balancing the sound. Any suggestions? Price is a big consideration at the mo so I was thinking of replacing the BG FK with Auricaps , any comments ?
Gordon
auricap will do gordon much more body the black gates
Try ampohm gordon they have a very rich mid range
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2011, 12:32:22 PM »
Thanks Mario.
I have AMPohms in the dac and pre and I like what they do but space inside the power amp is very tight.
I'LL give the Auricaps a go and see how it sounds. The resistor after BG is  a Vishay metal film  would it be worth changing this for one of the Amtrans  carbon films?
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2011, 03:00:00 PM »
Thanks Mario.
I have AMPohms in the dac and pre and I like what they do but space inside the power amp is very tight.
I'LL give the Auricaps a go and see how it sounds. The resistor after BG is  a Vishay metal film  would it be worth changing this for one of the Amtrans  carbon films?
my suggestion ( a guess) takman,allen bradley,audionote tantulum 
what value is it?
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2011, 03:01:11 PM »
Thanks Mario.
I have AMPohms in the dac and pre and I like what they do but space inside the power amp is very tight.

Heaps of room outside the power amp ozcal good old flying leads with cat 5 :P
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2011, 05:00:08 PM »
He , he , now how did I know you were going to say that? ;D
Value of the resistor is 1k ohm.
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2011, 05:09:24 PM »
He , he , now how did I know you were going to say that? ;D
Value of the resistor is 1k ohm.
I have a allen bradley 1k but only 1 in stock i will have a look at my collection just in case i have something for you
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Re: new Duelund Alexander caps
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2011, 05:51:13 PM »
Cheers Mario.
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