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post #1891 of 2471
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Originally Posted by atoff View Post
 

 

How is shorting and desoldering equal?  Desoldering is removal of solder... no short / bridge.  Shorting would mean bridging the 2 points, i.e. shorting them out. 


Sonically they are in fact equal as I have done it both ways found no difference. your way does in fact look better but looking better & sounding better are 2 different things.


Edited by germanium - 2/9/14 at 12:30pm
post #1892 of 2471
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Originally Posted by SoFGR View Post

ALchemy noob question 

say, i want to play an old directsound3d game like farcry1, should i choose  "stereo" "headphones"  "surround" or "dolby 5.1"  ? 

Well forget dolby. Never understood the need for that in a game engine on PC with analogue out.

I would say surround since headphone would most likely be a stereo mix with a bit of tweaking to direction and dynamic range like all other game headphones modes.

Be sure to use these settings,
http://web.archive.org/web/20130602090134/http://connect.creativelabs.com/alchemy/Lists/Games/AllItems.aspx

Also check this page for anything that might be relevant to sound tweaking.
http://www.tweakguides.com/Farcry_6.html
Edited by DJINFERNO806 - 2/9/14 at 12:33pm
post #1893 of 2471
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Originally Posted by atoff View Post
 

 

How is shorting and desoldering equal?  Desoldering is removal of solder... no short / bridge.  Shorting would mean bridging the 2 points, i.e. shorting them out. 

 

Obviously you didn't read germanium's reply to me...  I was simply agreeing with him that there was no sonic difference in the two options.  That is what I meant when I said equal, meaning equal sonic outcome.


Edited by NCSUZoSo - 2/9/14 at 12:52pm
post #1894 of 2471
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Originally Posted by NCSUZoSo View Post
 

 

Obviously you didn't read germanium's reply to me...  I was simply agreeing with him that there was no sonic difference in the two options.  That is what I meant when I said equal, meaning equal sonic outcome.

 

Ah, gotcha... I was confused. 

 

I'll have to try this with the SBZ, 12uF caps are a bit difficult to find for a decent price.  I doubt I have anything I could salvage them from.

post #1895 of 2471

For people looking for Mylar caps, this is really the only place I've found carrying them at a decent price: http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PEx250v/12uF-250-volt-Metallized-Polyester-Mylar-Film-Capacitor

 

They do have an upgraded version too:http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PulseX630v/MPX63-03-12-0

 

They are shorter and fatter than the standards in the first link.  (Dimensions are shown in the ad)

 

Their 250V's are sold out (http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PulseX250v/MPX25-03-12-00)  If you wanted to get the upgraded ones, I would wait until they come back in stock, those 630V are huge.

 

 

 

germanium, what voltage did you go with?  Hell the upgraded cap is rated at 630V and I know we are nothing even close to that, lol.

 

 

Just to verify, we need 6 of these right germanium?


Edited by NCSUZoSo - 2/9/14 at 1:42pm
post #1896 of 2471
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Originally Posted by NCSUZoSo View Post
 

For people looking for Mylar caps, this is really the only place I've found carrying them at a decent price: http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PEx250v/12uF-250-volt-Metallized-Polyester-Mylar-Film-Capacitor

 

They do have an upgraded version too:http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PulseX630v/MPX63-03-12-0

 

They are shorter and fatter than the standards in the first link.  (Dimensions are shown in the ad)

 

Their 250V's are sold out (http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PulseX250v/MPX25-03-12-00)  If you wanted to get the upgraded ones, I would wait until they come back in stock, those 630V are huge.

 

 

 

germanium, what voltage did you go with?  Hell the upgraded cap is rated at 630V and I know we are nothing even close to that, lol.

 

 

Just to verify, we need 6 of these right germanium?

 

Nice price!  Thanks for the link.  $2.50 shipping for me makes it even better.   Looks like he's using 100V caps. 

post #1897 of 2471

Shipping for me came out to $12!!! How did you get it for $2.50??  Where are you located?

post #1898 of 2471
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Originally Posted by NCSUZoSo View Post
 

Shipping for me came out to $12!!! How did you get it for $2.50??  Where are you located?

 

Actually, it came to $2.30. :D  I'm in California... it was $12 before I clicked on Estimated Shipping, and entered my zip.  

post #1899 of 2471
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Originally Posted by NCSUZoSo View Post
 

For people looking for Mylar caps, this is really the only place I've found carrying them at a decent price: http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PEx250v/12uF-250-volt-Metallized-Polyester-Mylar-Film-Capacitor

 

They do have an upgraded version too:http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PulseX630v/MPX63-03-12-0

 

They are shorter and fatter than the standards in the first link.  (Dimensions are shown in the ad)

 

Their 250V's are sold out (http://www.erseaudio.com/Products/PulseX250v/MPX25-03-12-00)  If you wanted to get the upgraded ones, I would wait until they come back in stock, those 630V are huge.

 

 

 

germanium, what voltage did you go with?  Hell the upgraded cap is rated at 630V and I know we are nothing even close to that, lol.

 

 

Just to verify, we need 6 of these right germanium?

 

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Originally Posted by atoff View Post
 

 

Nice price!  Thanks for the link.  $2.50 shipping for me makes it even better.   Looks like he's using 100V caps. 

 Yes 6 is correct. Yes I'm using 100volt caps Voltage doesn't matter except how it affects size higher voltage requires thicker insulation & lowers the capacitance per square inch so more turns are needed with higher voltage caps resulting in huge capacitors.


Edited by germanium - 2/9/14 at 2:08pm
post #1900 of 2471

@germanium Would't You like to open a new thread like "ZxR modding" or something :) I think it would be popular and useful :)

 

I would like to ask few more noob questions.

 

1. Can i use "An axial capacitor with metallised polypropylene dielectric", 10 µF, and voltage 110 VAC. as i can not find "Metallized Polyester" in my country.

2. Also i can not find 12µF would 10 make a huge difference?

3. About shortening caps on board seems to be clear, it is enough to shorten them with wire between caps. legs

4. And by bypassing on-board caps, You mean connect new caps legs to same points of old cap? And old cap stays in place?


Edited by NoOneLt - 2/9/14 at 11:24pm
post #1901 of 2471
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Originally Posted by NoOneLt View Post
 

@germanium Would't You like to open a new thread like "ZxR modding" or something :) I think it would be popular and useful :)

 

I would like to ask few more noob questions.

 

1. Can i use "An axial capacitor with metallised polypropylene dielectric", 10 µF, and voltage 110 VAC. as i can not find "Metallized Polyester" in my country.

2. Also i can not find 12µF would 10 make a huge difference?

3. About shortening caps on board seems to be clear, it is enough to shorten them with wire between caps. legs

4. And by bypassing on-board caps, You mean connect new caps legs to same points of old cap? And old cap stays in place?


1.Yes, 10uf polypropylene ok. Polypropylenes caps are considered to be even better quality than mylar caps.

 

2. Would not be huge maybe not even audible.

 

3. Correct

 

4. Correct. As you can see in my photo all stock caps are in place

post #1902 of 2471

germanium I plan to do a detailed guide once I do the mod, but if you open a new thread be sure to add the link in here.

 

 

these are some nice 12uF poly caps, but you are talking about $60 roughly total for the mod in caps: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MKP-Hifi-Crossover-Capacitor-12uf-250V-Polypropylene-top-quality-/330633133246?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Speaker_Parts&hash=item4cfb453cbe


Edited by NCSUZoSo - 2/10/14 at 7:45am
post #1903 of 2471
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Originally Posted by NCSUZoSo View Post
 

these are some nice 12uF poly caps, but you are talking about $60 roughly total for the mod in caps: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MKP-Hifi-Crossover-Capacitor-12uf-250V-Polypropylene-top-quality-/330633133246?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Speaker_Parts&hash=item4cfb453cbe

Same here in my country, about 6,2 USD per unit, here is the datasheet.

post #1904 of 2471

yea, but why pay that when you can get the moly caps I linked to for $2.97 each?

post #1905 of 2471

Can't find any of them nearby and + shipping + customs + other will cost same.. :(

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