Ok thanks for your advices. It's funny/surprising that Vcap Cutf don't have more differences compared with Vintage Tone on C11 than that... I remember they provided more refined and silkier sound than Mundorf s/g/o on output, a big improvement.
I never tried Jupiter Vintage Tone no, I'm a bit afraid about the "old vintage tone", I don't see at all what it can be. Does it colour the sound ?
I already tried Silver micas on c12 and it didn't let me unforgettable memories. Then I tried Clarity MR (same than on input : big opening but harsh sound on my system), then I tried Jupiter HT and I remember I absolutely loved them here : extremely pleasant to listen to, rich presentation, dense textures with lot of matter, bringing a lot of presence and a kind of magic (but less extensiona dn clarity than MR caps of course). Not at all the more neutral but they're still there. Did you try them on c12 as well ?
On my mind s/g/o make a good job on C11, on my mind they provide what you like in black gate (I never heard BG though) : clean sound, a straight presentation, liveliness, opening, details... I'll order and test Jensen and vintage tone (jensen look big, may not be easy to fit into). I'm curious to hear the difference with Mundorf S/G/O may be I'll like the change. I would have liked to try amphom as i read several good comments on them but they're too big.
If I didn't yet installed Vcap cutf on input I'll try Clarity MR caps without Mundorf s/g/o on c11 : as Robert mentionned recently they may not be compatible. They're both widely opened (still more MR caps, with both opened trebles), and s/g/o sound a bit dry/digital compared to vcap cutf as I remember.
Edited by mako44 - 3/25/13 at 6:03am