Member of the Trade: bhobuds.com
- Aug 14, 2006
Btw before I said AD797 and AD8065 would oscillate with some cap combos, turns out they work fine in my stock walnut and sound very nice, It might simply be the caps in my modded walnuts need break in to stabilize which would in turn cause the opamps to be stable.
AD8065 sounds really nice to me, like a better version of AD825, clearer treble, tighter bass, and the mids, wow, so much presence and realism without being forward and annoying. (for stock walnut).
AD797 has a much more robust bass than the previous two, hit's big and hard, a lot of body, the mids and treble in isolation are excellent, but lose to AD8065 for my electronic music just because the music already has so much bass that I prefer leaner sounding opamps, for other music genres AD797 will be excellent surely.
So AD8065 and AD8610 are my current favorites. And really liking the OS-CON capacitors as well.
I've never actually bought cap testing sockets before. Which kind did you use on your testing station walnut? I want to set up a testing station like that as well, but can only find DIP sockets and the such when i look for those.