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post #13291 of 13407

Definitely.  Although I see myself picking up an end-game-ish (for my needs) amp like a MC302, or dual mono MC275s sometime in the future, I plan to fully upgrade both my vintage amps.  

 

Both came from single owner homes, and were just sold b/c the 70 year old dudes were simplifying their lives.  I feel a responsibility to keep the amps singing, pass them to down my 8-year old son one day, after college!   For that environment, he can take my blastin' Behringer PA speaker I use for backyard movies.    :D 

post #13292 of 13407
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I think the total was right around 100 caps replaced.  


Wow that is a lot of caps. Just curious how long did it take you to replace the caps approximately? I have fairly recently bought a concept receiver that was apparently recapped. I say that because the sound of my concept receiver has improved appreciably in the two months that I have had it . I recently upgraded the two output fuses that are accessible from the back panel . I replaced them with isoclean fuses I had originally intended to replace the stock fuses with hi-fi tuning supreme fuses but they do not make any fuses with the 7 amp rating that the receiver requires. So the only ones that I saw that had seven amp rated fuses were isoclean fuses . Since I have replaced the fuses I am noticing a much cleaner quieter sound that is more transparent and with more of a sense of dimensionality .I feel it was worth the investment and a very easy tweak .

post #13293 of 13407
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Wow that is a lot of caps. Just curious how long did it take you to replace the caps approximately? I have fairly recently bought a concept receiver that was apparently recapped. I say that because the sound of my concept receiver has improved appreciably in the two months that I have had it . I recently upgraded the two output fuses that are accessible from the back panel . I replaced them with isoclean fuses I had originally intended to replace the stock fuses with hi-fi tuning supreme fuses but they do not make any fuses with the 7 amp rating that the receiver requires. So the only ones that I saw that had seven amp rated fuses were isoclean fuses . Since I have replaced the fuses I am noticing a much cleaner quieter sound that is more transparent and with more of a sense of dimensionality .I feel it was worth the investment and a very easy tweak .

 

Since this was a unit I was keeping for myself I could afford to take my time with it.  I bought and installed the parts a board at a time over a period of about six months.  If I was able to work on it continuously I could have finished it in less than a week, probably.

 

I do still have to replace the filter caps but don't have the ~$200 on hand to do that right now - but sometime in the next year that will be done.  Don't know if I will do any other tweaks - though am considering putting in an IEC inlet for power so that I can use any power cord I want.

post #13294 of 13407

perfect match .. :)

 

post #13295 of 13407

Bet your KSA100 sounds pretty good!  Always wished I could get my hands on a KSA250.

post #13296 of 13407

absolutely :)

 

post #13297 of 13407

Nice!

post #13298 of 13407
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Since this was a unit I was keeping for myself I could afford to take my time with it.  I bought and installed the parts a board at a time over a period of about six months.  If I was able to work on it continuously I could have finished it in less than a week, probably.

 

I do still have to replace the filter caps but don't have the ~$200 on hand to do that right now - but sometime in the next year that will be done.  Don't know if I will do any other tweaks - though am considering putting in an IEC inlet for power so that I can use any power cord I want.


 Changing the captivated power cord to a iec is no doubt a great way to improve the units sonic signature with  a power cord of your preference. But does it affect the price of the unit in any negative fashion . I know some people are purists and would not want to modify the unit in this fashion to keep it original . Of course if you are keeping the unit that is no problem . I do not know what your preferred power cord brand is but may I be so bold . I have had good experience with the cable pro reverie power cable  while it is not inexpensive at around 300 dollars for a eight foot length .I can attest to the excellence of this power cord . I have two much more expensive power cables one the kubala sosna emotion and the other the outrageously expensive nordost brahma and the cable pro bested both of them in most of my set ups .

   Being technically gifted that is surely a nice thing when you want to keep restoration costs to a minimum. I know that a hundred dollars is a lot to pay for a couple of fuses but at least in my case the return in increased performance was well worth the expense .

  I used two isoclean fuses in my receiver to very good effect .

post #13299 of 13407

I have actually seen the IEC addition raise the value of a receiver on Ebay, but these things vary.  In my case I don't care as I will keep the unit and probably use a cheap upgrade cord like the like a Iron Lung Jellyfish / Volex 17604.

 

Someone here at HF did an extensive review which I found interesting:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/219202/its-done-power-cord-shoot-out-22-power-cords-reviewed

post #13300 of 13407
LOL the power cord debate, just grab the proper gauge off Monoprice as a start. They're well built and it's hard to get reliable cheap power cords anywhere else.
post #13301 of 13407

Niiiiiiice!! :tongue_smile:

post #13302 of 13407
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perfect match .. :)

 

What a pix! 

:beerchug: 

- Former Sansui G-22000 owner

post #13303 of 13407
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perfect match .. smily_headphones1.gif



Only the most powerful amp on this thread.........

Lovely!!!!
post #13304 of 13407

Think ima go fire up wotts' G-22000 and get some tonight! :evil:

post #13305 of 13407
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Think ima go fire up wotts' G-22000 and get some tonight! :evil:

 

 

:beerchug:

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