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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.
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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 serial #0001
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Sunfire 400x7
Lightstar Reference
Bob built Cherry/260's
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Lucas Labs CF14-LS preamp's
Sunfire Tube preamp
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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
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Baby Black serial #0001
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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 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Sunfire 400x7
Lightstar Reference
Bob built Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Lucas Labs CF14-LS preamp's
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More 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 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Sunfire 400x7
Lightstar Reference
Bob built Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Lucas Labs CF14-LS preamp's
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More 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 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Sunfire 400x7
Lightstar Reference
Bob built Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Lucas Labs CF14-LS preamp's
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More 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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