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In Reply to: anybody ever use RHB Sound Design posted by bjamz on May 8, 2017 at 12:09:51:
is using V-Cap film capacitors for the power supply of a tube preamp. That's not exactly a new concept, but let's explore what that would require.
My Audio Research SP20 preamp uses a pair of 470uF / 450V caps in the main supply. Looking at Chris VH's website, the largest I find is a 47uF / 250V model. That would require twenty of these $200 caps. But wait, the SP20's rail voltage is 285V so you would need a series configuration to handle that which provides only a fourth of the value. So now we need eighty of them for a cool $16k plus a HUGE box to put them in along with suitable umbilicals.
I'm thinking I would just trade up to a REF6 and REF2 phono. :)
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Topic - anybody ever use RHB Sound Design - bjamz 12:09:51 05/08/17 (9)
- Yes - Hyfi 07:22:40 05/12/17 (0)
- One of their performance tweaks - E-Stat 14:13:17 05/09/17 (2)
- RE: One of their performance tweaks - Hyfi 07:24:24 05/12/17 (1)
- But most likely - E-Stat 11:51:57 05/12/17 (0)
- YES! - Barry 18:41:19 05/08/17 (2)
- RE: anybody ever use RHB Sound Design - wood1 17:57:19 05/08/17 (0)
- remember.... - Uncle Mike 14:56:10 05/08/17 (0)