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post #1021 of 1140

I'm in the same boat but I'll figure something out.

@ flu_fighter  I'm curious about those Russian "grenades" and bypass caps. Details please.

 

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post #1022 of 1140


They are K75-10 2.2uf 250v bypassed with 0.022uf FT1 Russian teflons

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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post

I'm in the same boat but I'll figure something out.

@ flu_fighter  I'm curious about those Russian "grenades" and bypass caps. Details please.

 

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post #1023 of 1140
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They are K75-10 2.2uf 250v bypassed with 0.022uf FT1 Russian teflons


 


Verry nice combo.  Bet that sounds real nice with EE DAC.

post #1024 of 1140

They sound nice with the EE Minimax Dac, I chose them based on your reviews on the Orgy of Capacitors thread.

 

They do take a while to burn in though, was a bit hard sounding at the start, but it all smoothed out eventually.


 

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Verry nice combo.  Bet that sounds real nice with EE DAC.



 

post #1025 of 1140

Hey guys been awhile since I have been around what is the latest in tubes for the original Minimax what is everyone using Im still using a Mullard it's still going after almost a year of play so I thought it time to get a spare

I have two Psvane's that I do not use so if anyone want's them they can have both for 50.00 + the box they ahve like at tops 5 hours on one none on the other..

 

 

:)

post #1026 of 1140
Hi Flu_fighter,

Those caps are huge! You may need to move them around to make room for the CCS.

Is that the same clock upgrade as uelover? I am curious how you implemented that.

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Originally Posted by flu_fighter View Post

They sound nice with the EE Minimax Dac, I chose them based on your reviews on the Orgy of Capacitors thread.

 

They do take a while to burn in though, was a bit hard sounding at the start, but it all smoothed out eventually.


 

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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post



Verry nice combo.  Bet that sounds real nice with EE DAC.



 

post #1027 of 1140

Hi everyone,

 

its been a while since I posted here. 

 

For those who haven't read my post just a quick up date:

 

When I first gor the EE mini max plus dac I was extremely disappointed because I had a Gigaworks Dac initially.  The SQ of the EE was too laid back and skeletal for the money however the detail retrieval was better with the EE.

Replacing the stock opamps to ADA 4627-1brz in all sockets improved the SQ.

I now have ADA 4610-2bz in the U1 and U2 slots and ADA 4627-1brz in U6 and U7.

Yesterday I met the legendary I'll Ceasar at SNA and spent the evening there with the EE mini max plus to A/B a NAD M51.  In the comparision I was surprised on how well the EE plus stacked up.  I'll Ceasar has had the Bifrost and Lamp L4 in is rig and has now settled for the NAD M51. 

 

The EE mini max plus did have a wide sound stage and a narrow smooth quality. 

 

The NAD M51 had a forward sound stage and a lot more grunt that was able to convey the sound signiture of instruments with better detail retreval.  Voices where more natural but less focus than the EE. I can live with both but the NAD M51 is more refined, has better inputs and has the latest  2.0 Audio grade USB, HDMI in/out and a 35bit potentiometer.  I am seriously thinking about getting it!

 

Regards

 

Ecohifi

post #1028 of 1140

uelover's set and my set were modded by the same guy, just that we chose different caps.
 

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Originally Posted by levir View Post

Hi Flu_fighter,
Those caps are huge! You may need to move them around to make room for the CCS.
Is that the same clock upgrade as uelover? I am curious how you implemented that.


 

post #1029 of 1140

I tried to capture a better photo of the clocks but realized that due to the tight spaces, I could not get a clear shot on how it is being installed.

 

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Edited by uelover - 4/12/12 at 5:23pm
post #1030 of 1140

 

Seems like the cap upgrade specs here are all over the place:  

 

Flu_Fighter's got 2.2uf 250v (bypassed with 0.022uf)  

uelover has 4.7uf 200v  

Levir has 3.3uf 400v

Turn&cough has 3.3uf (?v)  

 

is there a rationale for all these different numbers?  Are people using different values because of other things changed within the dac, or because of a difference of opinion as to what is required/optimal?  Or just cause that's what was lying around? wink.gif

post #1031 of 1140

I would have liked to use 3.3uf for the K75-10, but the length of the 3.3uf is 95mm, which is way too long to fit inside the dac.
 

Also they were pretty cheap to try out.

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Originally Posted by AVU View Post

 

Seems like the cap upgrade specs here are all over the place:  

 

Flu_Fighter's got 2.2uf 250v (bypassed with 0.022uf)  

uelover has 4.7uf 200v  

Levir has 3.3uf 400v

Turn&cough has 3.3uf (?v)  

 

is there a rationale for all these different numbers?  Are people using different values because of other things changed within the dac, or because of a difference of opinion as to what is required/optimal?  Or just cause that's what was lying around? wink.gif



 

post #1032 of 1140

I guess I was just wondering why the higher ufs and the different voltages.  Also, does everyone use bypasses, or is that another mix-and-match.

 

I was thinking of trying some new caps - either Sonicaps or Auracaps or possible those Russian ones...

post #1033 of 1140

In my case, the teflon bypass is to bring up the highs and lows in line with the more forceful mids of the K75-10 and also add more PRAT to the normally slower PIOs.

 

You can just try the K75-10 without the bypass and if it sounds alright to you, you can forget about bypassing.

 

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Originally Posted by AVU View Post

I guess I was just wondering why the higher ufs and the different voltages.  Also, does everyone use bypasses, or is that another mix-and-match.

 

I was thinking of trying some new caps - either Sonicaps or Auracaps or possible those Russian ones...



 

post #1034 of 1140

The Mundorf's I'm using are 600V AC/1200V DC. I went with 3.3uF because that's what the original caps were plus I was able to pick them up used for less than half price. I would like to experiment with other values or silver/gold/oil but I would need to sell a kidney to do that.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by AVU View Post

 

Seems like the cap upgrade specs here are all over the place:  

 

Flu_Fighter's got 2.2uf 250v (bypassed with 0.022uf)  

uelover has 4.7uf 200v  

Levir has 3.3uf 400v

Turn&cough has 3.3uf (?v)  

 

is there a rationale for all these different numbers?  Are people using different values because of other things changed within the dac, or because of a difference of opinion as to what is required/optimal?  Or just cause that's what was lying around? wink.gif



 


Edited by Turn&cough - 4/13/12 at 2:41am
post #1035 of 1140

I like the Duelund Cast Silver Foil evil_smiley.gif

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