SET Asylum: REVIEW: V-Cap OIMP Passive Components by fc_harry
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Model: OIMP Category: Passive Components Suggested Retail Price: $43.19 and up Description: V-Cap Manufacturer URL: V-Cap Model Picture: View
Review by fc_harry ( A ) on May 04, 2005 at 17:32:44
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The V-Caps arrived in an oversized box, surrounded by peanuts and bubble wrap. The caps were protected better than some tubes I have received.
I like the fact the leads are shipped straight out from the body, rather than bent around. To me that's one less wire bend you have to make right next to the cap body. (how many caps do you have with the wire broken right next to the cap body?)
There is a breakin time required for these caps. I would recommend not even listening to them the first 8 hours of play. After 60+ hours they open up and have a very detailed sound about them.
After listening to these caps I will consider a pair of TFTF V-Caps for a future upgrade purchase.
I have also had Jupiter and Audio Notes Copper PIO installed in the same amp (at different times).
Product Weakness: None observed Product Strengths: Well packed for shipping protection
Leads are longer than other brands
Leads are shipped straight rather than bent around the cap
Fast, articulate, with a natural sound
Associated Equipment for this Review: Amplifier: Bottlehead S.E.X. amp Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None Sources (CDP/Turntable): Tosihba 3960 (modded) Speakers: Senn HD650 (cans) Cables/Interconnects: diy/Cardas Music Used (Genre/Selections): female volcals/Jazz Time Period/Length of Audition: 60+ hours Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
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