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What capacitor should I use to upgrade sound?
07/12/10 at 19:22:38
 
I'm thinking about using Sonicap instead of stock capacitor. Is it good?  What value should I choose?

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Re: What capacitor should I use to upgrade sound?
Reply #1 - 07/13/10 at 02:34:08
 
ob,

  We tried many different brands of cap, I found I liked the ClarityCap the best overall until you got to the ClarityCap MA range $115.00 each or Mundorf silver/oil $79.30 each

Keep the value the same as it is....

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Re: What capacitor should I use to upgrade sound?
Reply #2 - 07/16/10 at 17:05:56
 
Bob

Mundorf also have two other caps at a higher cost. Do you think these are worth the extra money or are we just splitting hairs at this point? I think they are called gold/silver and gold/silver/oil. Their costs are $120 & $160 respectively.


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Reply #3 - 07/16/10 at 22:58:11
 
Andre,

Splitting hairs, maybe, maybe not. It would totally depend on what is upstream from the tweeter, amp, source, media. Its a fine line between getting the most detail, and then going to far only to find there isn't enough media worth listening to.

Then, with that said, if you don't have a very well treated room, any more spent on caps would be a total waste of money You won't be able to hear the difference anyway. Just my opinion.

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Re: What capacitor should I use to upgrade sound?
Reply #4 - 07/24/10 at 07:21:02
 
Cannot find Claritycap MA series. In stead there is a MR series.

If I replace the cap for ERR, what value should I order? Thanks.
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Reply #5 - 07/24/10 at 14:38:05
 
I replaced mine last week with mundorf's silver / oil. The value of the cap on my ERR'S are  3.9 uf . I also repaced the resistors with mundorf's audiophile grade resistors. Although I have not had much time to sit and listen, what I heard was even more smoooth. For me the cost of the upgrade was $ 220.00 and was worth it. Keep in mind that great care needs to be taken during installation as these caps are about twice the pysical size as the clarity caps.

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Reply #6 - 07/24/10 at 18:42:53
 
Thanks, that is exactly what I'm planning to change. Changing the cap and resistor 3 ohm Mundorf M-Resist Supreme.
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Reply #7 - 08/06/10 at 16:01:24
 
Changed using Mundorf silver/oil and Mundorf resistor.

But for male vocal is thin and bass is a bit weak. Does it require long run-in to get the right sound. It is not balance sound after changing.

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Reply #8 - 08/07/10 at 02:05:13
 
ob2, Its  going to take some break in time for them to sound even decent, probably 200 hours it just might start to sound  good.

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Reply #9 - 08/07/10 at 13:47:14
 
I found that after switching to the mundorf caps & resistors my ERR's sound slightly smoother initially but they never sounded worse than the clarity caps. I  have about 70 hours on my ERR'S and 25 of those hours on the new resistors and caps. It's nice to know their is room for improvment!
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Reply #10 - 06/09/11 at 03:55:59
 
I plan to try these Mundorf silver/gold/oil when it comes time to upgrade. But with three pair, I will likely take my time.
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