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Audyn True Copper and FT-3

The True Copper and FT-3 are both caps which have ended up in my pre-amp. FT-3 on the inputs and True Copper on the outputs. While I had been working with NOS caps quite a bit I had not had a chance to compare these to high-end modern caps. Luckily then I came across four 2nd hand True Copper caps con eBay and snapped them up. So what are these caps like compared to NOS caps I had been working with?

Well my impressions of the True Copper caps are very positive! As mentioned they have a nice full bodied sound while still being detailed and open. Also on a positive note the bass of this cap is very nice in quality and quantity. This combination of characteristics makes this cap sound very coherent and confident. Further, it is also rather snappy which makes them very musical.

The FT-3 as we all know is one of the best NOS caps you can buy. At 6 USD for a 0.47uf cap it is a lot more expensive than most NOS caps yet still very cheap compared to the True Copper. I did find that it deserves it’s reputation. The strong points of this caps are it’s dynamics, its wide soundstage, frequency extension at both ends of the spectrum, detail, and smoothness. While this is a very good cap one may interpret it as lacking some personality as it does not colour or alter the sound in any way.

Overall, when compared to many of the NOS caps I think it is very noticeable that the True Copper is really designed for audio. By that I mean that it sounds very good by itself while one would have to put more effort into mixing and matching when it comes to NOS caps to get the sound just right. In the end however, I only ended up using two of the four True Copper caps I bought in my pre-amp. I found that using them in combination with the FT-3 increased frequency extension while also tightening up the bass, improving dynamics the sound stage and detail. 

For me the conclusion is that the best NOS caps do compete with high end modern caps. Ultimately though the best results are obtained by using the right combination of components.

post #647 of 649

Hi Guys,

 

I am looking to buy a pair of capacitors for my Focal Utopia Beryllium tweeters, what is out there for me? These tweeters are detailed and sound bright and lively, this is how I like my music. I read a bit about Obbligato but reviewers said they are less airy and lack detail, I found them at 23euro per cap price but now I have given up on them. 

 

I never thought a piece of capacitor used in series to a tweeter could really change the sound until recently on a forum, therefore I am willing to finally spend some money on a pair. Currently I am using a 5 cent capacitor of 22uF 25V, what should I get in this rating.

 

I really appreciate your support and it's a great thread for going crazy after capacitors. I am also trying to get rid of my tube buying addiction as well in this way.

 

Thanks!

 

Edit: Someone suggested me DueLund capacitors but they are huge, I cannot fit them in my small tweeter enclosure. Check out the link, the thing is beautiful.


Edited by Lord Raven - 12/18/15 at 10:26pm
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Hi Guys,

 

I am looking to buy a pair of capacitors for my Focal Utopia Beryllium tweeters, what is out there for me? These tweeters are detailed and sound bright and lively, this is how I like my music. I read a bit about Obbligato but reviewers said they are less airy and lack detail, I found them at 23euro per cap price but now I have given up on them. 

 

I never thought a piece of capacitor used in series to a tweeter could really change the sound until recently on a forum, therefore I am willing to finally spend some money on a pair. Currently I am using a 5 cent capacitor of 22uF 25V, what should I get in this rating.

 

I really appreciate your support and it's a great thread for going crazy after capacitors. I am also trying to get rid of my tube buying addiction as well in this way.

 

Thanks!

 

Edit: Someone suggested me DueLund capacitors but they are huge, I cannot fit them in my small tweeter enclosure. Check out the link, the thing is beautiful.

 

Some people happy with Duelund and Mundorf for speaker

 

Check this, 

http://www.laventure.net/tourist/caps.htm

 

Check also Jeff' s page, he is Duelund fans for speaker

http://jeffsplace.me/wordpress/?p=6254

 

 

I never rolling caps for my Spendor , but tried some caps for my 300B tube amp (Jensen, Mundorf and now installed Duelund Cast Cu-copper)

post #649 of 649

Having read this thread I decided to bite the bullet and replace coupling caps in my tube amp for a set of Jupiter Copper Foil caps. I'm about 60hrs in and so far the results are mixed. The sound is definitely more organic, and I hear more hidden details. At the same the bass seems to be softer, the tonal balance is warmer and the sound got colored (sort of like a golden hue to the sound). So far, a mixed blessing. I sure hope things improve during burn in.

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