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Capacitor Rabbit Hole. Just How Do You Measure?

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3 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

The right color obviously.  These are the best sounding H2's I've ever heard.

S-W-E-E-T

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23 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

These are the best sounding H2's I've ever heard.

What caps did you use? 
Text that info to me so we don't get this thread locked. 

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6 minutes ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

What caps did you use? 
Text that info to me so we don't get this thread locked. 

Look at the last pic I sent you.  You can read the labels.

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They don't look Klipsch approved to me.  Terrible.

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Just now, jimjimbo said:

They don't look Klipsch approved to me.  Terrible.

 

Yep, Carl says that they sound terrible too. 

Might be a silly question: You've re capped some H2 too??

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1 minute ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

 

Yep, Carl says that they sound terrible too. 

Might be a silly question: You've re capped some H2 too??

Several

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2 minutes ago, jimjimbo said:

Several

Sent you a text too

And you have tried several different brands of caps?

 

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3 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

Here's a real capacitor rabbit hole to go down.

 

http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html

was posted years ago on the forum , concensus was the bigger wallet you had , the more your ears were golden , now you had said AUDYN  were really good for the money -

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On 1/6/2021 at 1:23 PM, CECAA850 said:

Here's a real capacitor rabbit hole to go down.

 

http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html

Ahh yes, the thread that claims to accurately assess all those brands to each other. I found it quite amusing. Hoping he comes out with a cable thread some day.

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I hate that site. If I can't hear it, they're lying.

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Deang that is a bit harsh, they give your Jupiter beeswax caps a good write up!

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24 minutes ago, Wirrunna said:

Deang that is a bit harsh, they give your Jupiter beeswax caps a good write up!

Wondering if the cap tester bought all those or talked a bunch of people into giving him some?

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7 minutes ago, Dave A said:

Wondering if the cap tester bought all those or talked a bunch of people into giving him some?

First just who is the guy and what qualifications does he have. Obviously he thinks he has golden ears. I frankly think the site is rubbish. Much like someone saying they can hear a difference in sound of a 1/4" of wire. On the internet you have to take claims with a grain of salt. My good sense tells me no one can tell the difference is sound between that many capacitors. After just 15 minutes it is hard to compare any audio gear being that sound has a very short memory of detail. For an accurate test all the caps would have to be hooked up switches and A/B'd against each other and done multiple times. I am sure PWK would get his button out.

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2 minutes ago, henry4841 said:

First just who is the guy and what qualifications does he have. Obviously he thinks he has golden ears. I frankly think the site is rubbish. Much like someone saying they can hear a difference in sound of a 1/4" of wire. On the internet you have to take claims with a grain of salt. My good sense tells me no one can tell the difference is sound between that many capacitors. After just 15 minutes it is hard to compare any audio gear being that sound has a very short memory of detail. For an accurate test all the caps would have to be hooked up switches and A/B'd against each other and done multiple times. I am sure PWK would get his button out.

He reminds me of a guy on Audiogon who reviews amps. Has a thread that has lasted forever and covers I figure a million dollars worth of gear and people think it's real.

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There are many google experts these days. They search google and get information or reviews and post on other forums what they have read without doing any testing themselves or having the background to understand what they have read. It is best to find someone that is qualified, "education, experience, etc", and listen to what they have to say on any subject or do some testing yourself. 

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2 hours ago, Wirrunna said:

Deang that is a bit harsh, they give your Jupiter beeswax caps a good write up!

 

Yes, but doesn't like the PPT Thetas very much, so there you go.

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1 hour ago, henry4841 said:

There are many google experts these days. They search google and get information or reviews and post on other forums what they have read without doing any testing themselves or having the background to understand what they have read. It is best to find someone that is qualified, "education, experience, etc", and listen to what they have to say on any subject or do some testing yourself. 

I do that on Bananas.org....

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22 hours ago, Wirrunna said:

Deang that is a bit harsh, they give your Jupiter beeswax caps a good write up!

It’s because they’re stacked film and foil. It was a great part. 

 

Film and foil will always sound smoother and cleaner than metallized. 
 

I was of course joking with the “if I can’t hear it, they’re lying” comment - but I do think the differences in capacitors using the same dielectric and build are grossly overstated. 

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Dean recommended a brand of cap to me that the humble guy said was no good. Guess who was right and who was full of sh...himself?

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