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I'm about to get a DDDAC delivered. I'm wondering if anyone can give me recommendations for upgrading the output capacitors. Doede recommends a value of 4.7 uh. I've heard good things about Sonicaps, but haven't been able to find any at 4.7.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think a may try Jensens. They come recommended by Vinnie of Red Wine, and they are used in my Sig. 30 amp.
If you are set on the Jensens then you might also look at the Audio Note Copper Paper In Oil caps too. Parts Connexion sells both brands and I have purchased from them in the past.
I don't really think that you need to go much over 0.47 uF for a coulpling capacitor in most applications. The money is usually better spent getting a higher quality part then a higher value one. The Audio Note copper foil caps are very nice and they have a musically natural sound to them.
It's best to match the output impedance of the DDDAC to next stages input, which will determine the proper cap size.
The best cap is the one that sounds best to you.
I will only use metallized PP when a foil/film,styrene or Teflon is not available in the size I need. OW/ I prefer Motor Runs for the metallized PP.
That cap determines the lower cutoff frequency of the DAC. Too small and you lose bass. Too big is not an issue.
I'm using 100uF oil/film ASC caps on the ouput of my Altmann. Way bigger than needed but that's what I had laying around. They are physically kind of big but cheap enough and they sound great. You should give them a try. Here's a link to Allied Electronics.
Follow the link below for one man's opinion on various caps. I haven't tried these so I can't confirm or deny his findings but a good place to start.
I have a DDDAC, tweaked to the limit with BG N's etc.
SoniCap Teflon works great for me, highly recommended. I am using 0,47uF which is big enough for my pre amp without loosing any bass. If you use a bigger value than actually needed, you might loose some fine inner detail in the music, but if you use too small value then bass cut-off is a fact. Happy hunting!
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