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roggae
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Vcaps?
07/16/12 at 23:10:07
 
Can anyone explain to me what these do to the sound of an amp? Ive had my mini torii for a few months now and am thinking of ways to mod it out. I had ajolida 302 b and after i sent it back to jolida to have the caps upgraded it came back syrupy and liquid. I loved it. I replaced it with the decware and im wondering if the caps will affect the sound this way. What mods other than tube rolling do you all suggest?

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Reply #1 - 07/16/12 at 23:18:07
 
A disclaimer: I haven't ever heard an amp with V-Caps, but "syrupy and liquid" doesn't sound like the way I've heard their sound described. I've heard Decware amps that are liquid sounding, but never syrupy--I don't think that's possible, that's too colored for a Decware amp as I understand the sound. . . .

I know of one Torii owner who has had great success along the lines of a direction I think you want to travel with paper in oil caps. . . .
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Reply #2 - 08/05/12 at 14:29:01
 
Caps are subjective and personal preference is a major factor.  V-Caps were in an Almarro 205 I bought used and *I* did not care for them...too clinical sounding. You will need to try different caps and decide. Me? I'm a paper in oil guy. You may not be.  ;)
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Reply #3 - 08/05/12 at 16:21:52
 
Probably depends on the piece of equipment the caps are going in more than anything. My Torii had the Vcaps upgrade a few weeks back and clinical is the last word I would use to describe it's sound.
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Reply #4 - 08/05/12 at 17:08:12
 
I ordered my TABOO with Vcaps and at first it did not sound different than the other TABOO I owned. Now after trying out the different amps in rotation, the TABOO sounds very sweet, detailed and musical with the Vcaps. They are well worn in. I played the amp several hours per day five days per week in an office setting for nearly 2 years so it is fully seasoned.
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Reply #5 - 08/15/12 at 23:06:47
 
Probably depends on the piece of equipment the caps are going in more than anything. My Torii had the Vcaps upgrade a few weeks back and clinical is the last word I would use to describe it's sound.

Caps, like tubes, have a signature. There is no right or wrong, What matters is that you like what you hear. To me, V-caps sound dry and sterile or clinical or whatever adjective you choose. FWIW, I tried the OIMP V-Caps but no dice for me. As always, YMMV. Synergy is the key.  ;)
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