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CC CMR vs Jupiter VT vs Jantzen Silver, Opinions Pls?

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  • #46
    The most expensive ones always sound better.

    Shawn

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    • #47
      Plump?

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Audion View Post
        The most expensive ones always sound better.

        Shawn
        Ain't it the truth!! But I didn't say better, you did.... The CMR is almost as costly.
        Like, I'm getting a new car soon, want to get a Prius & do the right thing, but don't know if it will satisfy like my BMWs.

        "Plump?"

        Phatt? (Are you trying to be difficult, djg? ;-0 )

        Throw me a bone, folks! Did I set the xover parts out nicely? Is it pretty?

        Murf
        Last edited by littlebear; 04-25-2017, 05:30 AM.

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        • #49
          Review of Clarity Cap CMR now on Humblehomemadehifi

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          • #50
            CMR is using metallized film, right? Is it cheaper than the new Jantzen foil?

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            • #51
              The law of diminishing returns is never so evident as in all things audio. Even crossover parts. Remember, Gee's ratings are the result of his anecdotal recollections of totally subjective listening tests conducted over an extended period. He knows what he's testing so therein lies the basic flaw in his methodology. No impartiality. About 8 yrs ago I ran a correlation between his scores and caps' VDC ratings. There was a positive trend upward in Gee's scores as VDC ratings increased. Caps with higher VDC specs are generally larger and more expensive. Isn't more always better? :-)
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              • #52
                Originally posted by carlspeak View Post
                The law of diminishing returns is never so evident as in all things audio. Even crossover parts. Remember, Gee's ratings are the result of his anecdotal recollections of totally subjective listening tests conducted over an extended period. He knows what he's testing so therein lies the basic flaw in his methodology. No impartiality. About 8 yrs ago I ran a correlation between his scores and caps' VDC ratings. There was a positive trend upward in Gee's scores as VDC ratings increased. Caps with higher VDC specs are generally larger and more expensive. Isn't more always better? :-)
                He recently reviewed the bennic xpp which should look familiar and is dead on with his assessment imo. Been waiting years for him to review them and independently compare to my own experience.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Wushuliu View Post

                  He recently reviewed the bennic xpp which should look familiar and is dead on with his assessment imo. Been waiting years for him to review them and independently compare to my own experience.
                  *Nods head in agreement*
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Wushuliu View Post

                    He recently reviewed the bennic xpp which should look familiar and is dead on with his assessment imo. Been waiting years for him to review them and independently compare to my own experience.
                    Recappers of vintage speakers have found the xpp's to be a good value. Many vintage speakers don't have the best drivers that could use a better cap but at least getting back to original uF & ESR spec. vs a dried up aged lytic is a relief for those folks. They do serve a purpose.
                    Live in Southern N.E.? check out the CT Audio Society web site.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by carlspeak View Post
                      Recappers of vintage speakers have found the xpp's to be a good value. Many vintage speakers don't have the best drivers that could use a better cap but at least getting back to original uF & ESR spec. vs a dried up aged lytic is a relief for those folks. They do serve a purpose.
                      True. They do have their uses.

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