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Old 29th August 2016, 02:18 PM
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I have replaced the coupling capacitors in my WAD 6550 amplifier (Jensen paper in the oil) .22uf, with Clarity Cap MR. Initially they sounded terrible with the midrange seeming bloated and forced, the bass was more clear and the high frequency a lot more detailed..After a few days of running in everything changed, the bloated sound had now smoothed out, the improvements over the Jensen were considerable, Clarity is a very apt name as this was the area of most improvement, focus and detail with extra depth to the sound.

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Old 29th August 2016, 09:32 PM
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Nice one Chris It's good trying different flavours and sometimes quite surprising how they change with running in isn't it. Even with solid state gear, I was reminded of this after re-building a pre and power amp with new electrolytics. I checked every cap as it was changed and was a bit disappointed to find they all measured fine. There was a big sound difference with the new caps though, much clearer and livlier, and they mellowed nicely after a few days
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Old 30th August 2016, 10:19 PM
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I used to get lots of parts from Parts connextion, capacitors etc, but with the weak pound and reative strong dollar the prices look extremely expensive now, it was not long ago that there was nearly 2 dollars to the pound.

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I use Hifi Collective a lot. Not always the cheapest but the servce is superb.
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I use Hifi Collective a lot. Not always the cheapest but the service is superb.
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Hi all,

Not been on here for over a year it seems! Maybe it's been longer since I last posted anything.
Nice to hear about the Clarity Cap MR sound. I still have my KaT6550, so it's always good to know other's feedback.

Cheers,

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Old 16th August 2017, 08:20 AM
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If you want clarity and a totally uncoloured sound, see if you can get hold of some Russian mil.spec. K73-16s. It will be hard because the word went out some time ago. They were pennies. Far better made than any western caps and that includes the ludicrously expensive American Teflons.

Transformational is the word I would use.
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