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Post Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:50 am

Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

I have read that this attenuator http://www.ebay.com/itm/162095744232?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT is a huge sound improvement to the Cherry monoblocks.

Also read that the output coupling caps 0.22 uF (should be rated at >600V) can be improved.

Apparently these two items are kinda cheapo and the only thing lacking on an otherwise great amp.
TFM-75 serial #0001
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Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
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Post Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:35 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Hmmm,,, ask Bob,, what were you going to replace the coupling caps with,, as in type/ brand?
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Post Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:17 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

I don't know much at all about coupling caps. What are some high quality options?
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:02 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

What's wrong Eric, got bit by the mod bug? :D :lol: :lol:
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:20 am

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

MRHP wrote:I don't know much at all about coupling caps. What are some high quality options?


Eric

When i changed the cap's in the Silver Sevens I used to own.
I used Dueland Paper in Oil from Parts connexion

http://www.partsconnexion.com/capacitor ... _elec.html

http://www.partsconnexion.com/capacitor ... _elec.html

Hope this helps Brian
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:19 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Ok Snoop first of all you just stay out of my business when I get the "I want's"... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brian I remember Tinpan liking the paper in oil caps with some of his 300B amps.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:32 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Rut Roe looks like the best paper in oil cap is $2177 ea. Snoop I apologize....might need your couch for a couple weeks if I make this purchase... :lol: :lol: :lol:
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:27 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

MRHP wrote:Rut Roe looks like the best paper in oil cap is $2177 ea. Snoop I apologize....might need your couch for a couple weeks if I make this purchase... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lol!!! I'm here for you my friend!!!
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:12 am

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

MRHP wrote:Rut Roe looks like the best paper in oil cap is $2177 ea. Snoop I apologize....might need your couch for a couple weeks if I make this purchase... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Eric

They must be nice for that amount of coin, I can not wait for you to let us know what you think of them. :rolleyes:
Remember there are 2 coupling caps in each mono block.

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:26 am

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

BrianT wrote:
MRHP wrote:Rut Roe looks like the best paper in oil cap is $2177 ea. Snoop I apologize....might need your couch for a couple weeks if I make this purchase... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Eric

They must be nice for that amount of coin, I can not wait for you to let us know what you think of them. :rolleyes:
Remember there are 2 coupling caps in each mono block.

Brian


Thanks Brian looks like the ones I would need are about $200ea. This is exactly the info I was looking for!
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:13 am

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Eric look at the Rike, Jensen and Audyn Copper caps. Might save you some $$ and keep you in good with the wifee.

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:58 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Eric,, give the Audio Note Copper caps a look,,I think they are about 60 bucks each.
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:23 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Okay thanks for these suggestions Magna and Zoot I will look into these options also. I guess this is like rolling tubes....so many choices so little $$$ :D \:D/
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:22 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Topic was need opinions:


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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:24 pm

Re: Cherry/260 upgrades...need opinions

Don wrote:Topic was need opinions:


OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Lol!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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