Mundorf Silver Caps

Need some personal testimonies from mods employing Mundorf top line caps, Supremes, Silver OIl. 
I just had 8 M SGO caps installed in my cayin CD17 Mark1 and have found excellent results., In spite of the many critics who suggested <waste of money>>
There is a  YT vid froma  japenese tech who can not find any superior testing froma   more expensive cap, and has doubts to the value of modding with new caps,...Yet there is another YT tech who employs M caps and has the units up for a  sound test.
I can actually hear the superior mod with new M caps through my $10 computer speakers ,,in fact i hear a  HUGE sonic gain.
I have plans to mod a  new tube preamp i plan to add later this year and have my Defy7 recaed with M SGO caps. + My Speakers xovers with new M SGO caps.
I am sure jadis uses high quality caps, but high quality is not M caps. 
I bet any money Jadis employs aluminum caps, whereas M caps are silver.


Showing 2 responses by oldhvymec

 Well it is more than that. I believe that a lot of fancy capacitors and tube amps with that warm sound really are adding distortion that many people find appealing. Some like blue others like brown.

Interesting view points, for sure.  When were talking amps, that's one thing, XOs or OXO is a different ball game. I split what goes where with
great concern in regards to what's in the signal path. A DSP is a great example. I use an OXO for 100-300 hz with DSP and all the goodies, but 300 hz and above I only use caps, coils, inductors, and resistors. It's the way all my systems are set up. Below 100 is GRs servo system, or a good low bass system. Usually columns..

The distortion you speak of is normally not introduced, but NOT controlled to a greater or lesser degree.  Pass labs is a great example.
There are amps with adjustable feedback.  Distortion is controlled by better caps (DC leakage), they doesn't add, unless they are BAD. At least the 4-6000 I've installed in 45 years of tinkering,  Why would you change them if not to improve the SOUND QUALITY.  I don't know..
To say you did.. Expensive habit for sure..

DSP is a wonderful, thing.. I don't care for it between me and GREAT sound though. I can get good, but not GREAT, or breathtaking, or memorable, just good.  A DSP in my system would kill the dynamics plane and simple. Planars will reveal everything that's NOT there, and every flaw that is. They are not forgiving AT ALL..

I hope you get to enjoy that.  Again EARS..take care of them, everyone..


It’s pretty simple, some people can’t hear the difference, because
THEY’RE ears can’t hear the difference.

I just read "I use dayton 1%", I can’t tell the difference".. That is one dry little cap..

If you can’t tell the difference between a Dayton 1% and a TRT Teflon 1%. I understand..
I can. They are night and day. Some folks can’t tell the difference, because they actually don’t have the chops.

Not great ears, just normal hearing. Not damaged. There is a lot of folks with damaged hearing, A LOT..

Just like your vision, a lot of folks have vision issues.

A LOT of folks have hearing issues..

(.....................) if you can hear what’s in the space just before this, you have golden ears.. ok, your extra EXTRA special.. LOL