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Rog

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never mind your age..... anyone can have a go :wink:


Edited by no_eye_dear - 11/20/13 at 7:06am
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Originally Posted by no_eye_dear View Post
 

I would (and did for some time) supply fully bypassed modifications (DAC to Pins) for a fraction of the price.

And that included internal caps..

 

Very true. High quality work indeed!

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Every market liket he "audiophole" is more then 90% magic stardust.... I strongly beleive the 99% in this forum (including me) pay way more that their knowledge...

200usd cables etc...
Smart people can easily take advantage of that and we like it! Heheh
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About 7 months ago bought: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MUNDORF-Silver-Gold-LOD-for-IPOD-IPHONE-/281206005481?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_Cables_Adapters&hash=item41792f1ee9

 

 

 

Now I can make this (with Wima 4.7uF 63V 5% inside) for around (depending wire) £15 Probably less...


Edited by FARfromHOME - 11/20/13 at 2:55pm
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About 7 months ago bought: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MUNDORF-Silver-Gold-LOD-for-IPOD-IPHONE-/281206005481?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_Cables_Adapters&hash=item41792f1ee9

 

 

 

Now I can make this (with Wima 4.7uF 63V 5% inside) for around than £15

 

Looks very nice. Lovely sleeving on the cable.

 

That's part of the reason I started to DIY LOD's and IEM cables and all that. I was after a low profile side exit LOD, and at the time all I could find were the likes of ALO etc. Didn't  have the money for those, so had a go myself.

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Thank you.

Where did you find side exit connector?

Qables don't to sell them any more. 

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Got some Mundorf silver/gold wire thinking... well, not much

A few days later found: http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2011/11/believe-in-better.cfm

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Once I return to the states, I will start DIYing, but where the Army sent me, I'm not in the best environment to DIY, and access to anything is limited. I'll have to wait to get home sometime next spring to start looking for iPod at the local pawn shops to practice DIY projects. tongue.gif In the meantime I will take a back seat and just read through this thread. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by FARfromHOME View Post
 

 

Got some Mundorf silver/gold wire thinking... well, not much

 

A few days later found: http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2011/11/believe-in-better.cfm

 

I've read a lot of 'audiophile' debunking articles over the years but I've never seen the AKDL1 cable..

I literally LOL'd and cried laughing at the reviews on Amazon just now :biggrin:... absolutely hillarious!!!!

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Just bought an iMod with a 160GB drive, ALO LOD included. Unbelievable price. The owner had added the larger hd himself after buying from RWA back in August. Should arrive next week or so.  I have a 7G Classic, and it sounds pretty good, compared it to my 5G 80GB, and heard very slight differences. Hoping to get bigger improvements with the iMod, but at that price, I could not resist.

 

Anybody here A/B the 7G with 5G iMod, lossless files?

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Hi,

 

Do you think i could get away with the following Kemet caps?

 

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/polyester-film-capacitors/0191979/

 

They are rated at 63 volts not the 50v that were recommended on the link below but are 4.7uF: 

 

http://uk.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Kemet/MMK5475K50J06L165TR18/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv1cc3ydrPrF4Cr/vHpDzYXwcNVe015xcs=

 

Thanks for your help!

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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post

 

Anybody here A/B the 7G with 5G iMod, lossless files?

 

I have both. The 5G DIY imod in my case blows the 7G out of water. In fact, it may blow out many other high-end daps out of water. I know many won't believe. :wink:

 

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Hi,

 

Do you think i could get away with the following Kemet caps?

 

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/polyester-film-capacitors/0191979/

 

They are rated at 63 volts not the 50v that were recommended on the link below but are 4.7uF: 

 

http://uk.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Kemet/MMK5475K50J06L165TR18/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv1cc3ydrPrF4Cr/vHpDzYXwcNVe015xcs=

 

Thanks for your help!

 

The voltage is fine, whether 50 or 63. It's the size of the caps you want to make sure they will fit. With the Tarkan card, you can easily fit the pair of the 50V caps inside ipod (with the fat back plate). With the 63V caps, you will need trim the Tarkan aggressively in order to fit the caps. Trim the Tarkan at your own risk.

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

I have both. The 5G DIY imod in my case blows the 7G out of water. In fact, it may blow out many other high-end daps out of water. I know many won't believe. :wink:

 

 

The voltage is fine, whether 50 or 63. It's the size of the caps you want to make sure they will fit. With the Tarkan card, you can easily fit the pair of the 50V caps inside ipod (with the fat back plate). With the 63V caps, you will need trim the Tarkan aggressively in order to fit the caps. Trim the Tarkan at your own risk.

 

Hi,

 

As Im in the UK too. Can you please let me know it these caps are in the right size?

What are other options we can find in the UK?

 

Ill get the cable you linked above too. In terms of a LOD connector, where do you get the ones I see that are big and can accommodate also the caps inside?

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

 

In terms of a LOD connector, where do you get the ones I see that are big and can accommodate also the caps inside?

 

Thanks

 

I just ordered an iMod RCA-LOD with Blackgate caps inside the LOD connector. From Bogac Tekman. He is in Turkey, and ships for free, with tracking. btekman2000@gmail.com  He's also on eBay under "Audio Minor".

Great-sounding cables at prices that destroy other makers.

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