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Volleyguy, did dueland give you any idea of approximate ti ... Sherod
Duelund did say this is a quote from an e-mail "the ca ... Volleyguy
If you're not happy after a week with the cast on the mids, ... Sherod
Sherod i have vsf for the mids and a set of cast for the twe ... Volleyguy
Break in hey jude starting to open up (cast) i can easily t ... Volleyguy
Volleyguy, congrats on those casts, we should start a club. ... Stormen
Halcro, my casts seemed to get better and better over a cou ... Stormen
Everything running without a glitch until duelund went into ... Volleyguy
Well at least no damage to the speakers or the caps. hooked ... Volleyguy
Have the duelund's in vsf in midrange and the linn klout/kai ... Volleyguy
Glad to hear your vsf duelund caps are coming on song volley ... Halcro
Halcro nice system. the gentleman i bought my lp12 from boug ... Volleyguy
Volleyguy, i agree completely that plastic should be avoide ... Stormen
Volleyguy, i had a kebschull valve pre-amp immediately befor ... Halcro
Stormen and in the midrange? i am out looking for another v ... Volleyguy
Volleyguy, running 2 way right now, so should have read woo ... Stormen
Yes i did. i read too much before doing mine. my daughter ... Volleyguy
I think i found the problem in the vintage amp. the one an ... Volleyguy
I did find out the cap runs from the 12ax7 low level (phono ... Volleyguy
Don't worry about a part that doesnt' measure 'exactly' as m ... Magfan
Magfan the part that smoked (the capacitor) was the only new ... Volleyguy
I'd sure find out! how long had it been on when it 'smoked' ... Magfan
The best place to seek advice on the fisher is the audiokarm ... Wavetrader
Thanks wavetrader i am going to go there. i did see a pic a ... Volleyguy
Thanks for the help i did find the cap is a 100uf 100v elect ... Volleyguy
Since vinyl is my main source any suggestions. i find the fi ... Volleyguy
Sorry guys no camparisions from cast and vsf yet. looking fo ... Volleyguy
Not attempting to bring this thread back to life, but i foun ... Undertow
I will check it out for sure Undertow.
I feel not ready to comment on the CAST till the tube amp gets here. (so not much to say) I bought a 500c and will be buying another vintage tube amp or two as well. Not going to have less than two working ones again. I will likely change the woofer inductor as well. Sorry for not finishing the thread but unexpected smoke slowed things down.
I can understand your feeling of being worth it on the crossover being more $ than speakers.
I still must say though Duelund not worth it on SS. (or at least mine) The stunning difference the caps make on vintage tube gear does not carry over to the SS. I have theory's but am not sure why?
The difference from the vintage and the newer SS is mindboggling. So much I can not even comment on the CAST vs. VSF with this setup. I have this theory that the tolerances (meaning cap tolerances) are not as important as material type of the cap. By my conclusion in the midrange that the vintage foil and Duelund sounded VERY much a like. One being a crude device another state of the art and both were good and all the plastic caps were poor.
Doesn't matter as I will own no SS in a short while anyway. Likely never again! Also never to own poly caps again either. A unmistakable fakeness (to me) is added by them.
I do have this theory on resonance. I think we need just the right amount. Or at least resonance is like tube distortion. I could hear the resonance in the mid range vintage cap and it is not offensive like the distortion from the SS amp. Like a natural resonance. Where the crude vintage caps run into trouble is in the tweeters. The resonance there comes across as noise and distortion. Not painfull SS noise just a fog kind of noise.
So Undertow I do not have a lot of confidence that a air core 12 guage inductor is going to make much difference. I am going to do it just to hear it but do not have high hopes. I hope your right and it does in my speakers. Always want improvement. I do have concerns about the plastic on the inductor. I do not know if plastic in an inductor is the same negative as plastic caps?
If the plastic coated 12 guage inductor does not sound as good (in my case) as the lower guage iron core (plastic free) vintage inductor I will feel very confident that plastic is the problem and will likely buy Duelund (or other plastic free) Inductor and speaker wire.
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Will be able to test caps soon with at least 4 different vin ... Volleyguy
Jody/volleyguy, before you "lose you mind over vintage, ... Dgarretson
Sorry dave they will be mailed within one hour. i "real ... Volleyguy
What size are the mundorfs? supreme or supreme silver oil? t ... Undertow
Mundorf supreme 10uf mundorf supreme 3.3uf mundorf supreme 2 ... Volleyguy
Sorry forgot to say thanks dave. i was never going to keep ... Volleyguy
Volleyguy, thanks for checking out the caps & for returning. ... Dgarretson
Dave the "losing my mind over vintage" is what fee ... Volleyguy
All the mundorf caps are for sale very cheap on e-bay. inclu ... Volleyguy
Volleyguy, i must say, i experienced a huge leap in quality ... Stormen
I too am running total solid state and the duelunds are a re ... Halcro
Stormen and halcro i will give what i think is possible. ... Volleyguy
Volleyguy, you can do much better than a lp12....especially ... Halcro
Halcro on my linn ss the lp12 blows away the cd player. my l ... Volleyguy
Well now i'm completely confused? are you saying that the li ... Halcro
Halcro i am somewhat confused myself. the tubes make the cd ... Volleyguy
Have two (new) old fishers here one x101 and a 500c. the x10 ... Volleyguy
nichicon electrolytics from michael percy is your best bet ... G_24
G_24 thanks i never hear people talk much about electrolyti ... Volleyguy
Put the duelund vsf's into the tweeter caps (which is all th ... Volleyguy
I can't believe i read the whole thing! ok, i skipped over s ... Danmyers