How long does it take to break in coupling caps?


Just changed 4 coupling caps on Carry SLI-80 integrated amp.  How long normally does it take to break in those coupling caps.  Is sound really going to be better?

It was ClarityCap ESA to ClarityCap CMR.

Thank you,

Been 10 hrs now and still long way to go.  Just like you said it is not as dark as ESA, less warm.  I like warmer sound so I am not sure if made a right decision.    

You'll hear improvement out to 200+ hours with CMR, though by 100 hours you'll be in a position to judge them.

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Dave, Thank you very much for you reply including many info regarding ClarityCap by PM.
I think you will really like the CMR, but if not, you may want to go with the relatively new CSA. It is essentially the ESA line with the copper matrix.

With larger CMR caps I have very good results using copper film bypass caps from Audyn, but others may use Jupiter or Duelund. Watch the physical sizes!!

Do nothing until at least 1 week of playing though! :)


Thank you, Erik.  I am just going to leave it play 5 hrs a day while I am not listening.  Any volume would do it right?