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Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Nov 24th, '15, 17:04
by Lizard_king
Has anyone tried changes the film and electrolytic caps and resistors to get better sound quality? If yes, please share your results.

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Nov 27th, '15, 23:39
by DavidZheZhe
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

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Nov 29th, '15, 10:04
by Lizard_king
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?

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Dec 6th, '15, 10:41
by Lizard_king
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?

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Dec 10th, '15, 09:14
by 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.

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Dec 10th, '15, 17:30
by Lizard_king
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]

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Dec 15th, '15, 09:26
by DavidZheZhe
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.

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Dec 26th, '15, 10:43
by Lizard_king
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.

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Jan 28th, '16, 04:45
by Lizard_king
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?

Re: Upgades to the Ld amps?

Posted: Feb 7th, '16, 04:12
by Lizard_king
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.

Upgades to the Ld amps

Posted: Mar 21st, '16, 13:03
by Imled
I use a Fractal Audio Axe FX. All the amps you want are in there, at any volume.