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post #751 of 2221

BTW, since I am from HK, I just found some caps from Taobao, which may small enough to replace the Fuhjyyu's RVT caps for the supply line, just not sure if they are genuine and performance, I will give them all a trail after CNY holiday, since now all shops closed, nothing could order..... here they are:

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0k.6846101.1130973605.d4915209.Iiv7DJ&id=10782543168

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0k.6846101.1130973605.d4915209.Iiv7DJ&id=15439882537

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0k.6846101.1130973605.d4915209.Iiv7DJ&id=4078025166

post #752 of 2221
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Originally Posted by goldkenn View Post
 

If you are from Hong Kong, check Taobao

No..."HK" is my nickname.  I'm in the U.S.

 

Cheers!:beerchug:

-HK sends

post #753 of 2221
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Hey everyone,

Are there any of these still available for purchase?

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

you need to pay an extra of JUST $70 from the pre-order price if you buy thru fiio directly not sure about other sellers. As fiio cant offer the same price of those who ordered the preorders and if they entertain so, its not fair from fiio's part to those actually waited and ordered but that additional price will compromise and make them justice;)
Good that theres a way to get for some thru this channel if that additional cost is not a big deal....biggrin.gif
post #754 of 2221

I really won't trust most Taobao dealer on parts. Most sell fake and some of them don't even know they are selling fake.

post #755 of 2221

If the Wima caps are for the input only, why provide 10uF replacements? Isn't that overkill on the input?

post #756 of 2221
Get Evox Wimas are too lush.
post #757 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

If the Wima caps are for the input only, why provide 10uF replacements? Isn't that overkill on the input?


I forget the exact reason, which should be something about bandwidth and impedance, I only remember over 2x years ago most DIYer told when replace a metalized cap with an electrolytic cap should use times bigger then the original value of the metalized cap, or vice versa.

post #758 of 2221

I think I can figure out if the caps are genuine since I have years of taobao buying experience, everywhere have good and bad seller(s), we always need some technique and experience to figure out, same case as I don't like buying from eBay, especially for vacuum tubes, but personally I will say it is all about communications.

post #759 of 2221

I think I am going to keep to the original plan for the Silmic II 10uF, but bypass it with a very small 0.01uF Wima PP caps, If I can ever figure out how to fit them all in. If I can't, I might just keep the Silmic II and call it a day.

post #760 of 2221
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

I think I am going to keep to the original plan for the Silmic II 10uF, but bypass it with a very small 0.01uF Wima PP caps, If I can ever figure out how to fit them all in. If I can't, I might just keep the Silmic II and call it a day.

I look forward to your impression. 

post #761 of 2221

I put a pair of non polar 33uf 16v Black Gates in place of the Wima. The on thing I don't like about Wima is that so many of their caps have steel leads and these are no exception. I think I will solder to the sockets but it is easy to change caps by using the tip of the soldering iron on the top edge of the socket, holding it in place and gently pulling the cap out if I want to replace the caps. A better connection with soldering and with the sockets, the pcb isn't being degraded by eventually pulling it away from the board, as often can happen (much experience with this). 

 

A little bright at first, now after 1.5 hours, dull. I hope these BG's take long, but they always do. I think I will use another amp and use another dap to burn in this amp as the caps form. 


Edited by jamato8 - 2/2/14 at 2:05pm
post #762 of 2221

Ah crap... from the look of it, I may have received those damn fakes...

 

post #763 of 2221

Is the one on the left just like the other two? Are the pins softer than a standard op amp or stiff? Where did you get them?

post #764 of 2221
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Originally Posted by j0ewhite View Post

Ah crap... from the look of it, I may have received those damn fakes...


did you bought from the Japan store or taobao?
post #765 of 2221

I received the Muses 01 and 02 today. They are the real deal. Everything matches and these are the softest pins I have every seen. Also too soft. Must be made of copper. Very interesting. Seeing them in person it is easy to see the different in the face of the woman and the flat area on top of the m, I guess it is a m for muses. Those pins though, so soft. Be careful. 

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