Upgades to the Ld amps?

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Lizard_king
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Upgades to the Ld amps?

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Has anyone tried changes the film and electrolytic caps and resistors to get better sound quality? If yes, please share your results.

DavidZheZhe
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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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Generally speaking it's a very minor upgrade (if audible at all). The stock caps are carefully chosen to their performance value and synergy with the circuit as a whole, but tweakers gonna tweak (nothing wrong with that!) :D

Lizard_king
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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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DavidZheZhe wrote:Generally speaking it's a very minor upgrade (if audible at all). The stock caps are carefully chosen to their performance value and synergy with the circuit as a whole, but tweakers gonna tweak (nothing wrong with that!) :D

What do you think about changing the Solen caps to Clarity ESA caps?

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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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waiting for your response.
Lizard_king wrote:
DavidZheZhe wrote:Generally speaking it's a very minor upgrade (if audible at all). The stock caps are carefully chosen to their performance value and synergy with the circuit as a whole, but tweakers gonna tweak (nothing wrong with that!) :D

What do you think about changing the Solen caps to Clarity ESA caps?

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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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Lizard_king wrote:waiting for your response.
Lizard_king wrote:
DavidZheZhe wrote:Generally speaking it's a very minor upgrade (if audible at all). The stock caps are carefully chosen to their performance value and synergy with the circuit as a whole, but tweakers gonna tweak (nothing wrong with that!) :D

What do you think about changing the Solen caps to Clarity ESA caps?
There's really no need and the benefits would be marginal. Everyone does like to tinker though so if you are doing the "upgrade" yourself it could be worthwhile. If you are paying a premium for someone else to do it, then the price/performance value really plummets.

Lizard_king
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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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People tell me that any other caps than the Solens will improve the SQ. How about changing the power supply caps?

quote="DavidZheZhe"]
Lizard_king wrote:waiting for your response.
Lizard_king wrote:
DavidZheZhe wrote:Generally speaking it's a very minor upgrade (if audible at all). The stock caps are carefully chosen to their performance value and synergy with the circuit as a whole, but tweakers gonna tweak (nothing wrong with that!) :D

What do you think about changing the Solen caps to Clarity ESA caps?
There's really no need and the benefits would be marginal. Everyone does like to tinker though so if you are doing the "upgrade" yourself it could be worthwhile. If you are paying a premium for someone else to do it, then the price/performance value really plummets.[/quote]

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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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Lizard_king wrote:People tell me that any other caps than the Solens will improve the SQ. How about changing the power supply caps?
Again, pretty low price/performance value.

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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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Every component that i have tweaked with better film and PSU caps has improved the SQ so in the future,I will upgrade these.
DavidZheZhe wrote:
Lizard_king wrote:People tell me that any other caps than the Solens will improve the SQ. How about changing the power supply caps?
Again, pretty low price/performance value.

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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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David,

On the board of the MKIV Se , there are two light blue colored film capacitors located outside of two Rubycon Electrolytic capacitors. Can you please tell me the Uf vale, voltage value and physical dimensions of these caps? Also, what brand and type are they?

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Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

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After much mulling and pondering. I had the Solen 2.2 uF film caps changed to Clarity ESA 2.2 uF. I had them professional;y installed, a tough challenge yet the SQ is much better.

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Upgades to the Ld amps

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I use a Fractal Audio Axe FX. All the amps you want are in there, at any volume.

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