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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #15 - 02/24/07 at 18:28:20
 
Randy!!  

Step away from the amplifier!!!  Its Saturday afternoon...you have been listening for two days straight.  The Mighty Zen/Vcap combo has pulled you into its vortex.

Well, on second thought, I suppose you could be doing worse things.  The I T community can live without ya for a few days, just remember to shave that Rumplstiltskin beard off when ya finally go back to work.

Yep, the Vcaps are truly something one has to hear to believe.  The difference, as has been stated previously in the thread are all positive from top to bottom.  A cap worthy of being inside the Zen chassis!

Joel, I do believe I replied to the mail...was just too busy listening to respond immediately.   Smiley

As for me...Back to the system

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #16 - 02/27/07 at 19:30:25
 
allright guys upgraditis is back
i have mundorf silver gold and love them, but you know things have to be changed every now and then
anyone interested in a group buy, price drops significantly if we reach a certain number Smiley


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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #17 - 02/27/07 at 20:06:47
 
.1 uf V-Caps
Randy & Dave.....this is the Cap correct?   I suppose I need a qualified Soder Slinger to get them in?

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #18 - 02/27/07 at 21:04:13
 
lightmaster wrote on 02/27/07 at 19:30:25:
allright guys upgraditis is back
i have mundorf silver gold and love them, but you know things have to be changed every now and then
anyone interested in a group buy, price drops significantly if we reach a certain number Smiley


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Sure, I need 4 for my 2 selects Smiley
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Reply #19 - 02/27/07 at 22:26:23
 
I'm in, and I dont even have any selects yet, but I'm working on it.  :) I'll take 4

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #20 - 02/27/07 at 22:32:24
 
gooooood
if tone is in we are at 12 pieces!
if we get 12 more they will cost 35 dollars each, quite reasonable in my book.

so c'mon don't be shy my friends Smiley i know you want it Smiley

and yes the value is 0.1uf

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #21 - 02/27/07 at 22:36:13
 
i suspect that eddie uses thjose in his carina for the voicing 2???
that's what he says about the voicing, sure is not the same amp, BUT you know Smiley certainly the same sound school Smiley

quote:
"Voicing 2 achieves maximum resolution and slam with less tube warmth and coloration, for those who love absolute microdetail and transparency. Regardless of it's near unbelievable resolution, it is still creamy and fluid, with zero harshness or glare in the high or mid frequencies.

...

This voicing is mercilessly revealing of your source component, preamp, interconnects, and recording. It will completely unmask and reveal everything upstream from it, good or bad, warts and all. Although the Carina in this form is most definitely still very smooth and flowing, it will not make a poor digital source or bad digital recording sound better the way a warmer sounding, lower resolution amplifier will. On the other hand, good recordings played on a good source are simply magical sounding. If you have a hi-end digital source or a good turntable and phono stage, Voicing 2 will allow them to shine through in all their glory."

never talked with eddie about this but i am almost certain that those must be the caps that he uses for that voicing.


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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #22 - 02/27/07 at 23:42:30
 
I'm in for 4. Who knows, images of my 34I are dancing through my head also.
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #23 - 02/28/07 at 00:32:11
 
ok i did a quick calculation, if we get to 26 caps we will spend around 73 dollars (for 2 caps) including the shipping to one "host" against the 106 called for two caps bought individually.

now!
the problem is who is going to be the "host"? i would be happy to do it but i live in denmark that might create a problem to send the caps back and forth accross the atlantic. shipment to denmark is marginally higher from the company to here, but shippment - redistribution might be a problem because post here is really expensive.

anyone there in the US willing to be the initial host? if not the other option would be me being the host and to wait until the end of march when i will be in italy for a week.  shipping stuff from italy is cheaper, much cheaper then from denmark. but needless to say a US based host might be the ideal thing to do.

let's investigate options guys, any idea, i started this idea and i am willing to invest in it if necessary, not only for the caps, but also for the fun Smiley of it.


we are now at 16 caps, 10 more caps are looking for new owners Smiley

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #24 - 02/28/07 at 00:57:04
 
lightmaster wrote on 02/27/07 at 19:30:25:
anyone interested in a group buy, price drops significantly if we reach a certain number Smiley


I'd be interested in 2 for my select.

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #25 - 02/28/07 at 02:44:37
 
I have an idea, give me a day to research it, I'll try to post tomorrow night with viability. Must have patience...must have patience....must have patience Smiley
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #26 - 02/28/07 at 03:11:29
 
lightmaster wrote on 02/27/07 at 22:36:13:
i suspect that eddie uses thjose in his carina for the voicing 2???

never talked with eddie about this but i am almost certain that those must be the caps that he uses for that voicing.



You would be correct ..... and every word he says about these caps is exactly what I'm hearing .....  :)

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #27 - 02/28/07 at 03:51:12
 
I'd also be interested in a pair for my Select
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #28 - 02/28/07 at 04:43:54
 
I'll take a pair for my Zen C. I'm assuming these will work in a C as well as a Select. If incorrect, I hope someone will let me know.

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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #29 - 02/28/07 at 05:31:33
 
I'd also be in for a pair, if the particulars can work out Smiley

and yes, the signal coupling caps are the same in the C and the Select.


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