Monthly Archives: August 2009

In Depth Session: Jensen Copper Foil Paper Tube vs Duelund CAST PIO

Still curious about the different between Jensen Copper Foil Paper Tube and Duelund CAST PIO, I held another session to benchmark both capacitors. You can read previous articles here and here. This time I visit another friend. His systems as...
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Another Aikido Pre-Amp Mods

Never ending tweaks and mods? Yes I think so. Actually, my Aikido Pre-Amp already sounds good. But as a DIY, I think the journey never ends. Tomorrow always comes with another mods. After completing the PSU mods with Mundorf MCap...
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Extreme Capacitors Battle (2nd Session)

After you read this, perhaps you would expect a better system to test the capacitors. So today, I visit a friend, and test the capacitors on his system. We can call him, Mr. X. Here is some brief of Mr....
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Another Aikido Power Supply Mod

I just change my old “Aruki” Korean oil-can capacitor to ASC and Mundorf MCap Supreme. The configuration before is 60 uF and 40 uF Aruki Capacitor, now changed to 3.3 uF MCap Supreme and 40 uF ASC X386s. The effect?...
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Extreme Capacitors Battle (1st Session)

Just what I’ve promised before, finally today I do the most awaited Capacitors Battle. Actually the “real battle” will be done within next few days. Let’s say, this is as first impression to “hear” how good they would sound 😉...
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DIY Socket Converter: B4/B5 to Octal Socket

Still remember my Aikido project? Until now, I’m still using Octal socket (since most of my rectifiers are Octal based, like 5U4, GZ37, etc).  Few weeks ago, I was poisoned with RGN Rectifier. Well, I knew this tube for long...
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Vifa XT25TG30 Metal Flange Mod Project

I have used this Vifa driver in my DIY loudspeaker for several years. Due to its pocket friendly price and also its performance. Yes, this is the cheapest Ring Radiator design (if you compare with the one from ScanSpeak). So...
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“El Cheapo” Slow Blow Fuse

I bought cheap slow blow fuse yesterday. Actually, almost all of my amp or preamp could use standard fuse with no problem. But sometime, due to inrush current, I may blow some of my fuses several times. So I decided...
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ELMA Switch for Capacitor Comparison Session

Still remember the Extreme Capacitor Battle article? Well, it’s not done yet, but we are very close on it. The break-in session has reached around 180++ hours. I can feel the characteristic from each capacitor. To simplify (and easier) comparison...
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