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I just completed the sweet whispers mod in my FP and i am amazed. Much deeper in tone and soundstage. Right now my FP has the following upgrades, Gold RCA jacks, HV snubber, Solen capacitors (in place of the greenie meanies), and Sweet Whispers. Are there any other upgrades you guys would suggest besides the Anticipation?
the link below will give you a few ideas - by now there are a few super large Poly caps in there for the power supply part, not shown on the web page yet - the box is full :)
Sadly, only one of them is cheap on the "Auricaps are pricey" scale. But no worries, we're on a budget too.
1) RRSF. This will cost you a terminal strip, 2 resistors and two caps. Cheap chaep and easy and it works.
2) The DIY Cable full meal deal. Replace those electrolytics and get some Auricaps in there. You'll chuckle that you thought the Solens sounded good.
3) You've really, REALLY got to C4S it. IMHO, it's the single best FP mod.
try some different tubes, chokes in the power supply, non-electrolytic caps in the power supply, the anticipation makes a substantial difference.. make some interconnects.. lots to play with here and learn from, which is how i like to regard the foreplay. it sounds very good, and is a good intro to this crazy diy audio world.
You may want to try some alternate caps to the Solens. I personally ordered some Audiocaps from partsexpress, and I know there are many others available.
Thanks for the post Paul. I recently put in some 4.3 Solens. I am very happy with them. I am waiting on purchasing some Auricaps because I'm kind of money tight right now. Are there any other cheaper upgrades you might suggest?
Try putting in some Panasonic PS caps- available from diycable.com or digikey.com. GREAT value power supply caps, the TSHA/TSHB series are the ones to use.
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