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RE: How to improve a lousy receiver?

Well I thought it was all written in my first post, but maybe I wasn't clear enough, my apologies.

My feeling about hi-fi is that passive components are responsible to 50% of an amplifier (lack of) good sound.
I mean if you look at the difference between a 150$ amplifier and a 600$ amplifier (high-end being a different story of course), what differs most is the quality of the parts.
I'm not trying to make a bad amplifier turn into a good amplifier. I'm just trying to make this one a little bit better until she has the $ to upgrade.
Considering what I see inside the amp, improving on what's there should be too hard.
I've ordered some Nichicon FW main caps. Cheap enough, will replace 20 years old cheap generic caps.
If there's no change for the better, i will stop there and put the amp back on sale. If it makes a change, I might consider recapping all small lytics as well.


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