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REVIEW: V-Cap OIMP Passive Components

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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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Topic - REVIEW: V-Cap OIMP Passive Components - fc_harry 17:32:44 05/4/05 ( 11)