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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #45 - 03/03/07 at 19:49:33
 
i would be willing to accept shipment of the caps, repack and ship them to people,  if someone else handled the administrative and financial details (the address and money collection end of things). i have a bunch of padded envelopes left over from selling cd's that i think would fit the caps. shipping charges would have to include insurance charges too. i am in the us and visiti canada once in awhile...
on another note what about a group cryo of the caps? before shipping?
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #46 - 03/03/07 at 20:43:21
 
tsingle999 wrote on 03/03/07 at 19:49:33:
i would be willing to accept shipment of the caps, repack and ship them to people,  if someone else handled the administrative and financial details (the address and money collection end of things). i have a bunch of padded envelopes left over from selling cd's that i think would fit the caps. shipping charges would have to include insurance charges too. i am in the us and visiti canada once in awhile...
on another note what about a group cryo of the caps? before shipping?


I'm afraid cryoing caps is not a good idea, they tend to explode Roll Eyes
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #47 - 03/03/07 at 22:32:20
 
hehe well lets skip the cryoed caps then!
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Reply #48 - 03/04/07 at 22:14:21
 
I took Joel up on his offer and we created our own 'mini' group buy. Matt
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Reply #49 - 03/05/07 at 00:15:42
 
good for you man, i was interested in the "mini-group" too, or whatever option, if not much moves soon enough i'll just follow suite  :-)

anybody there Smiley

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Reply #50 - 03/10/07 at 18:30:02
 
Been busy (overly) and haven't kept up here.

Do we still have a living concern, or is it every s/he for her/himself?

Karl
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Reply #51 - 03/10/07 at 21:49:10
 
dunno
no response so far  :(
sure i am gettin' two anyway,

hei by the way while reading about the caps i found some info about the leads being fragile close to the contact with the cap, so take care when installing them to use  something to avoid pressure there.

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Reply #52 - 03/15/07 at 02:31:52
 
Hey If I haven't missed the boat already I would like a pair,please and thanks Dan
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Reply #53 - 03/15/07 at 06:43:08
 
Hi Dan,

Well, you'd like 2 x .1mf;  I'd like 2x .1mf, so all we need is one more person to make a mini group and save 40 bucks per pair of caps, not including shipping, which should be very little...

Karl
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #54 - 03/15/07 at 21:52:45
 
these are back in production!: they look interesting

http://www.blackdahlia.com/tipindex/Tip_26/tip_26.html

you'll get them here:
http://www.vacuumtube.com/VTV%20Ultratonecaps.htm

anybody tried them?


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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #55 - 03/22/07 at 00:53:47
 
For my own foul selfish purposes, I will note that Terry has started a group buy thread for .1uf V-caps, in the tube lover's forum.

Besides being impressed by Dave Dutill's comments; IIRC, these are the interstage caps that Eddie Vaughn raves about in his Carina as a step above the Mundorf oil-filled caps, where the greatest transparence is desired.

In the past I've compared teflon to polystyrene and polypropylene film caps in the signal path (in a line level filter) and there was absolutely NO comparison to the teflon.

I'm sorta anxious to do this thing, as I believe Terry is also, so we will eventually just go ahead even if it's only this mini-group of 4 caps.


Karl

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Reply #56 - 03/22/07 at 23:34:01
 
well guys
i waited and waited and then acted and bought 4 caps, two v-caps and 2 audio note silver foil (if you think v-caps are expensive have a look at the AN silver!!! crazy

bottom line they are both well worth the price (if your system is ready for them!).

love the v-caps in the amp (really special caps these v-cap, everything said about them is true!)
but the AN silver are the ticket in the dac, IMHO have an advantage on the v-cap in that position, tried both, AN silver have just magic HF exstension and musicality

ohh well took them out and they are now "cooking" in my radio for the required 300-400 hours before being definitely installed, i'll try both of them in the two positions to see if my preferences have changed at that stage.

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Reply #57 - 04/07/07 at 07:33:51
 
Does anyone know if this will work in the Taboo and if so what are the values needed. Also any pix of the mod would be very helpful for those of us not perfectly versed in the art of modding.

Thanx!
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Reply #58 - 04/07/07 at 09:11:18
 
mmm,

(Just to keep the idea floating, and not having looked under the Taboo hood), I'll offer an opinion that you could take the bottom off the Taboo chassis, and notice two film caps symmetrically placed between the driver tube and output tubes of similar value. It probably also is close to a .1uf signal cap like the se84cs, by statistics.

Again, I'm not a Taboo expert, so you gotta take a look in there to be sure.

Karl
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Re: A modification worthy of the Zen
Reply #59 - 04/07/07 at 16:53:57
 
The Taboo schematic shows .15/600V coupling caps.  Don't poke around in there without grounding the PS caps first!

Dave
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