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In Reply to: RE: Help with Bridge Rectifier Upgrade Audiolab 6000 CDT posted by Jonesy on July 12, 2021 at 13:10:29
are the "best" sounding diodes for audio, based purely on their characteristics. Also, I agree with someone else who mentioned that you don't need HV diodes in this application. Low voltage Schottky diodes are available in axial lead form, from Mouser or Digikey, and they are cheap. If you can fit discrete parts, that is what I would use.
Hexfreds and "fast recovery" diodes are good, but Schottkys are better in my direct experience.
Changed diodes to Schottky for the only mod on a phono pre and it was a clearly noticeable improvement when the needle dropped. Do it Jonesy.
Thanks for the suggestion. I may order some different types but start with Schottky. If they sound good I'll leave them in until I get ambitious again.
"I know just enough to get into trouble. But not enough to get out of it."
I think you will like the results, but bear in mind that this (upgrading the diodes) is usually not a Holy Cow type of upgrade, unless you are starting from something very mediocre. Still, it is very worth doing.
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