I may also try Black Gate too if you think they're better on havana (cleaner but I read silmic have better timber shades....). However on Jack Johnson direct comparison it was night & day : A1 was on another class. Anyway MR caps (well I hope this is them) distort eveything so I need to put them away before comparing further.
BG are better than Elna for Havana! Eugene's post is very convincing to figure out why:
quote: "I've installed 1000/25 F, 8x 100/25 F, 2x 470/16 FK, 100/50 K, (4) 47/25 VK and they are surely a worthwhile upgrade! I can see what you guys mean buy "not huge, but significant". Definitely more open, clear, and direct, better attack, substantially more air, more micro detail, and more accurate timbre, especially percussion. I was afraid they might sound thin but that is not the case. The imaging retains 99% of the weight of the Elna Silmic II but much cleaner sounding. Very musical and engaging! The *K are new and not burned in so I will see how they evolve. I would not pay current N series prices to fill the DAC, but what I paid for the F and *K caps I am very happy! I may slowly add N caps here and there. I can see how in some systems BG might be "analytical" or "hi-fi" sounding but for this warm, organic sounding DAC and in my system, which is all tube (6SN7 + 6550) with Tannoy Turnberry SE, the openness and clarity are much welcomed".
Probably you will have a big surprise if you decide to put CuTF of 0,01uF to the input. After the complete burning-in (minimum 500/600 hours) the sound will be changed substantially in better dynamics and texture. You will hear a richer sound with better precision, extremely well separated instruments. CuTF have much better timbre and refinement (compared with Rusian Silver Mica for example). I think, CuTF will be better than ClarityCap MR, also