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RE: Replace the PSU's SS diodes with Low-noise

Did you even look at the schematic?

I think not.

"Re-check and re-set the DC and AC balance"

There is no DC (or AC) balance control, it has a DC servo.

"replacing, any and all electrolytic signal caps "


"up the capacitance in the PSU to about twice the OEM uf total."

Why bother? The supply has 90% regulation for a 4Ω load (per channel). If you go much bigger you will have rectifier problems, especially if you go to fast types (that have poor surge current ratings).

"And, bypass the last two PSU caps with MF PP* caps."

May cause oscillation (depending on the wiring). I would replace the four pieces of 10µF bypass caps shown on the schematic, they do dry out.

Increasing C16, C18 in the bias circuit should improve the bass, try 2.2µF (or as big as will fit).

Nelson Pass:

"An WCR value of 10 yields about 10 per cent ripple (pk.-pk. ) and a value of 100 has about two percent. Below 10, the
power supply will have serious problems and values of about 100 will achieve diminishing performance returns. The minimum value then, for
each of the four power supply capacitors should be about 3,000uF and
the maximum about 30,00OuF. Capacitances above this value may
cause diode bridge failure due to turn-on surges and are not

*the 6260 has four 6800µF filter cap, and four 10µF bypass caps.

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